In Gallup poll, Americans declare immigration as the most crucial national issue for the first time since 2019

According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans have identified immigration as the most critical issue currently confronting the United States.

In a recent survey, it was found that the percentage of people who consider immigration as the most pressing issue in the country has increased from 20% to 28% within a month. Furthermore, an overwhelming majority of respondents, over half of those surveyed, believe that the influx of immigrants entering the United States illegally poses a significant threat to the country’s vital interests.

For the first time since 2019, the issue of border crossings by migrants from Central America has once again topped the Gallup list.

According to pollsters, Republicans are primarily accountable for the surge. In January, only 37 percent of Republicans selected immigration as the top issue, but now that number has risen to 57 percent. While there was a slight increase among independents who chose immigration, there was no significant change among Democrats in their selection of this issue.

Amid weeks of Washington back-and-forth over immigration and border policy, the response has finally emerged. The bipartisan border bill, advanced by the Senate, was recently rejected by House Republicans. Speaker Mike Johnson declared it dead on arrival, following the push by former President Donald Trump to block the proposal. This denial of a signature immigration policy achievement has left President Joe Biden empty-handed ahead of the November election.

According to the poll, “Government” emerged as the top concern for twenty percent of the respondents, which is the second highest percentage among all the options. Notably, this issue consistently held the first position from January 2023 to November 2023.

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The survey was conducted via telephone from February 1 to February 20, reaching 1,016 adults. The margin of sampling error for the poll is +/-4 percentage points.

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