Record High Mentions Of Immigration Being The Top U.S Problem


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It's finally happened.

People in the U.S are coming together and collectively agreeing that immigration is the biggest problem in the U.S.

After hitting a new high last month, mentions of immigration as the most important problem facing America increased to 27%.

Since 1993, Gallup began regularly recording mentions of issues in the U.S. Immigration has been cities on average 6% by Americans, but has greatly gone up in recent years.

This recent poll was taken while the U.S government was continuing to struggle with handling the large number of Central American immigrants trying to enter the U.S via the border shared with Mexico. While both parties disagree on to handle the situation, both acknowledged that there is a crisis that needs to be taken care of.

According to Gallup, Republications are more likely to name immigration as the most problem. The latest survey shows 42% of America, 20% of Independents and 20% of Democrats mention immigration.

Republicans have typically beenmore likely than Democrats and independents to name immigrationas 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 afixture at or near the top of the listthroughout the latter part of the Obama administration and the Trump administration.

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