Priorities: Responding to Overwhelming Public Demand (3%) Obama Makes a ‘Plea’ for Immigration ReformPosted: January 28, 2014
POLL: ONLY 3% OF AMERICANS RANK IMMIGRATION REFORM AS TOP PRIORITY
Nothing like going into battle facing the wrong way.
New polling data from Gallup shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans do not think handling immigration reform is even close to a top priority for 2014.
Immigration places well behind other issues like healthcare, jobs, the economy, dissatisfaction with Washington politicians, the debt and deficit, lack of money, ethics and moral issues, poverty, the gap between the rich and the poor, education, foreign aid and others. In fact, only three percent of Americans think the issue is a priority that must be dealt with this year.
“Americans start the new year with a variety of national concerns on their minds,” Gallup’s Lydia Saad wrote on Wednesday. “Although none is dominant, the government, at 21%, leads the list of what Americans consider the most important problem facing the country. The economy closely follows at 18%, and then unemployment/jobs and healthcare, each at 16%. No other issue is mentioned by as much as 10% of the public; however, the federal budget deficit or debt comes close, at 8%.”
In fact, immigration is so low among Americans’ priorities that Saad did not even mention it in her report on Gallup’s findings. It is, however, listed near the bottom of a chart of Americans’ priorities, slightly above welfare and “lack of respect for each other” as issues Americans think need to be dealt with.
Despite the fact that most Americans clearly do not think Congress or President Barack Obama should consider immigration issues a priority in 2014, House Speaker John Boehner and the rest of House GOP leadership are currently considering them a priority.
Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte, and Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, among others, are currently drafting immigration “principles” that will all but certainly recommend granting legal status to large swaths of illegal aliens in America while massively increasing the levels of legal immigration to the country...
- GOP leader reveals strategy for immigration bill push (dailycaller.com)
- Reminder: Only 3% of Americans Rank Immigration Reform as Top Priority (punditfromanotherplanet.com)
- GOP prioritizes amnesty, ignores American citizens (seeingredaz.wordpress.com)
- Goodlatte reverses statement on amnesty, again (dailycaller.com)
- Gallup: Only 3% of Americans Rank Immigration Reform as Top Priority (brandontward.blogspot.com)
- GENIUS: House Leaders Prepare to Push Amnesty Though Only 3% of Americans Believe It’s a Priority (directorblue.blogspot.com)
- Gallup: Only 3% Of Americans Think Congress Should Bother With Immigration Reform (patdollard.com)
- Report: House GOP’s immigration principles will include special path to citizenship for DREAMers (hotair.com)