August 29, 2019
Voters lopsidedly oppose the inflow of more immigrants into the United States, according to an August poll by Morning Consult and Politico.
Thirty-two percent of 1,987 respondents said they were “much less likely” to back a candidate who supports “more immigrants coming into the country.”
Only ten percent of respondents said they are “much more likely” to back a more-immigration candidate.
The 3:1 tilt is significant because the voters who said they care “much” about an issue are far more likely to change their vote choice based on the candidate’s views. That is good news for President Donald Trump and his pro-American policies, but it is bad news for the Democrats who have adopted hardline pro-migrant policies.
Overall, 45 percent of respondents said they are “much” or “somewhat” less likely to support a candidate who favors more migration, while only 23 percent said they are “much” or “somewhat” more likely. That larger 2:1 ratio helps shape the public’s mood in a race, helping the low-immigration voters become more vocal and more active against high-immigration candidates.
This article was posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm