Gallup: Immigration Viewed as Top Problem

2019 July 26
by bc3b

Here’s more news for CNN to suppress … news suppression is a #1 goal at CNN.

Gallup found that not only is immigration viewed as the #1 problem by Americans, but the percentage of Americans who cite immigration as the 31 problem is at an all-time high.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After hitting a new high last month, mentions of immigration as the most important problem facing the U.S. increased further to 27% in July. Since Gallup began regularly recording mentions of the issue in 1993, immigration has been cited by an average of 6% of Americans, though it has been higher in recent years. There have been occasional, typically short-lived, spikes when major immigration events were occurring.

Line graph. Mentions of immigration as most important problem, currently 27%, the highest in Gallup’s trend.

The July 1-12 poll was conducted as the U.S. government continues to struggle to handle the large number of Central American immigrants attempting to enter the U.S. via the U.S.-Mexico border. The issue was brought into sharper focus in early July when Democratic congressional leaders and Republican Vice President Mike Pence made separate trips to facilities that are holding the migrants as they await asylum hearings. While Republican and Democratic leaders’ assessments of the situation differed, both acknowledged overcrowded conditions and characterized the situation at the border as a crisis.

Republicans have typically been more likely than Democrats and independents to name immigration as the most important problem, and that is still the case. In the latest survey, 42% of Republicans, 20% of independents and 20% of Democrats mention immigration.

All political groups are more likely to mention immigration now than earlier this year. In March, when a 2019-low 16% of Americans identified immigration as the most important problem, 31% of Republicans, 14% of independents and 6% of Democrats did.

Immigration now sits at the top of the “most important problem” list for just the fourth time in Gallup’s trend, having also done so in July 2014, July 2018 and November 2018. The issue edged out the government, which has been a fixture at or near the top of the list throughout the latter part of the Obama administration and the Trump administration.

Race relations or racism (7%) and healthcare (7%) are the only other two issues to receive as many as 5% of mentions this month.

Most Important U.S. Problem, July 2019
What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? [OPEN-ENDED]
% Mentioning
Immigration 27
The government/Poor leadership 23
Race relations/Racism 7
Healthcare 7
Environment/Pollution/Climate change 4
Unifying the country 4
Economy in general 3
Poverty/Hunger/Homelessness 3
Ethical/Moral/Religious decline 3
Education 3
Lack of respect for each other 3
Issues receiving 3% or more mentions

As you can see, the number of Americans viewing immigration as the #1 problem facing the country is four times greater than “Race Relations/Racism” and Healthcare. Nine times more people cite Immigration than Poverty. Economy and Education.

Hat tip: Gallup Organization

11 Responses leave one →
  1. 2019 July 26 4:20 am
    bc3b permalink

    I find it hard to believe that the same percentage of independents as Democrats view immigration as the #1 problem.

  2. 2019 July 26 6:21 am
    justrand permalink

  3. 2019 July 26 7:41 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR #2

    He’s not the only one. Can you believe Andrew McCabe went on CNN and suggested Congress begin impeachment hearings against the President? Yes, I’m sure you do.

  4. 2019 July 26 8:36 am
    mulletover permalink

    At least, The illegals seem to be bringing their own food. A rat won’t make a whole meal, but the hindquarters will provide some sustenance. And surprise, bush meat is making it over here from the Congo.

  5. 2019 July 26 8:47 am
    JimNorCal permalink

  6. 2019 July 26 8:51 am
    JimNorCal permalink

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  7. 2019 July 26 10:29 am
    drdog09 permalink

    A wry observation would be that AOC in particular, and the rest of The Squad are the best thing going on the immigration issue. AOC’s parking lot act at the border did no good. Every time she opens her mouth on the issue it is one more mark saying it is THE issue of the day. The rest of the Squad just by breathing weakens their case.

    Thank you Squad for the great job you are doing here. /snark

  8. 2019 July 26 12:17 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    That pizza box looked SO promising … then “spinach and tomato”?

  9. 2019 July 27 5:57 am
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