Thursday, May 13, 2010

Immigration Fears Are Back on the Front Burner for More Americans

More Americans are interested in immigration and reform lately, though it is not more important to them than jobs and the economy. - - Donna Poisl


Americans are increasingly worried about immigration, a new poll shows, but it remains to be seen how their rising anxiety will affect the midterm elections.

According to a Gallup poll conducted between May 3 and May 6, 10% of Americans viewed immigration as the most important problem facing the country today, up from just 2% in April. Though the big news was that the economy in general jumped ahead of unemployment to top the problems list, Gallup notes that this is the first time immigration has shown a double-digit reading since January 2008. Not surprisingly, most of the concern about illegal immigration came from respondents in Western states.
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1 comment:

ethan1066 said...

well ..immigration continues to be one of America’s most contentious topics