Ipsos Poll: GOP Voters Say Immigration ‘Most Important Problem’ in U.S.

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John Binder
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18 April 2019
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National News
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Immigration is the “most important problem” in the United States among Republican voters heading into the 2020 presidential election, a new poll finds.

According to the Reuters/Ipsos poll, when asked to rank the main issues facing the U.S., nearly 40 percent of Republican voters say immigration is the biggest problem, far outpacing every other issue.

Running second to immigration as the biggest problem in the U.S. is healthcare with 13 percent of GOP voters ranking it as the main issue facing the nation.

Among all voters — including Republicans, Democrats, and swing voters — healthcare tops the issue board as the biggest problem, while immigration ranks second. About 20 percent of swing voters say healthcare is the main problem facing the nation, while 13 percent said immigration was the main problem.

Increasingly, since 2017, American adults have said immigration is the biggest problem in the U.S., the Reuters/Ipsos poll has found....

Experts like former Secretary of State Kris Kobach have warned that if illegal immigration levels continue to rise over this year and throughout 2020, the four percent wage hikes President Trump was able to deliver to America’s blue collar and working class could be depleted by a saturated labor market with more cheap, foreign workers competing against Americans....