New polling indicates that immigration is the top priority issue for US voters heading into the 2020 election, with around 20% signaling that immigration has become the “most important problem facing the US today.”
When narrowed to examine the results of Republicans polled, nearly 40% believe that immigration is now our most pressing issue, while immigration was also found to be the top priority of “all adults” polled, along with healthcare.
Earlier in the week, CBP announced that over 100,000 illegal aliens were detained at the US-Mexico border in May, with the same amount (including rejected asylum claims) occurring in the months of March and April, as well.
President Trump and his administration headed into the weekend with tariffs against Mexico looming for Monday, in a bid to force the Mexican government to take against against the growing surge of illegal migration at the porous southern border.
Immigration has emerged as the biggest issue concerning voters.
A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that 20% of registered voters believe that immigration is the “most important problem facing the U.S. today.”
Among Republican voters, the issue is a sky high 37% and tops a list of 13 choices.
For Democrats, healthcare is the top concern with just 7% worried about immigration, the latest example of the partisan divide over President Trump’s efforts to stop the explosion of illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Among “all adults,” healthcare and immigration share the top spot of concern in the poll at 19%.
The administration this week announced another record-breaking surge of immigrants apprehended at the border and it is expected that more than 1 million will be caught this year. Officials estimate that just half of those attempting to enter the United States are seized.