POLL: Voters Believe Illegal Immigration Negatively Impacts Local Areas
The impact of illegal immigration on local schools, health care and employment is far more negative than positive, according to American voters.
In a recent Rasmussen poll, 8% of likely United States voters believe that the recent illegal immigration wave has improved their local health-care system, whereas 40% said it has made it worse. 42% of voters believe that the recent illegal immigration wave has not had much of an impact on local health care services, and 10% are unsure.
39% of voters believe that the recent illegal immigration wave has worsened their local schools. By contrast, 11% believe it has improved local schools, whereas 41% believe it hasn’t had much of an impact, and 10% are unsure.
In a similar vein, 33% of voters indicated that the recent illegal immigration wave worsened their local job market. On the other hand, 11% indicated that this migration wave improved the job market. 43% believe illegal immigration has not had much of an impact on the local job market and 13% are unsure.
55% of Republican voters and 18% of Democrats voters believe the recent illegal immigration surge has worsened their local schools. Among independent voters, 47% believe illegal immigration has worsened local schools. 55% of Democrat voters indicated that the recent illegal immigration influx has not really impacted their local schools, which is a view that 29% of Republican voters and 37% of independent voters.
With respect to health care, 56% of Republican voters and 45% of independent voters indicated that recent illegal immigration has worsened local healthcare system services, but only 21% of Democrat voters agree. 55% of Democrat voters believe their local healthcare systems have not been greatly affected by illegal immigration, an opinion that 31% of Republican voters and 38% of independent voters also hold.
48% of Republican voters and 40% of independent voters believe recent illegal immigration has worsened their local job markets, but only 12% of Democrat voters agree. 59% of Democrat voters, 34% of Republican voters, and 36% of independent voters stated that there has not been much impact on their local job market by the recent wave of illegal immigration.
As for income earners, voters making over $200,000 annually are most likely to believe that the recent surge of illegal immigration has improved local schools, healthcare services, and employment prospects.
Americans have every reason to be skeptical of mass migration. It’s a public policy that’s only designed to depress American workers’ wages, but also to demographically displace members of the Historic American Nation. However, the political class has different things in mind.
If we’re serious about making a immigration patriotism a political reality, the current political class in the DC Swamp must be relieved of the burden of holding higher office.