New polling from the Washington Post on the matter of an immigration moratorium during the midst of the coronavirus epidemic shows an overwhelming support among the general public for the policy, suggesting a political imperative for President Donald Trump to go even further with his current immigration pause during the epidemic.
A whopping 65% of Americans stated that they support “temporarily blocking nearly all immigration during COVID outbreak.“
Do you support temporarily blocking nearly all immigration during COVID outbreak? Support/Oppose (Washington Post)
Dems: 49/49 (!)
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) April 28, 2020
The Washington Post-University of Maryland poll queried more than 1,000 American voters nationwide through phone interviews.
Perhaps most notably, 49% of Democrats are on board with a temporary immigration moratorium during the coronavirus crisis.
The existing immigration pause President Donald Trump has instituted is considerably lacking, only pausing the approval of new green cards while continuing the inflow of visa workers to the United States in an environment where millions of American workers are losing their jobs.
Original drafts of the immigration moratorium would’ve effectively shut off the inflow of migration into the country, providing considerable economic incentive for major American employers to hire Americans who lost their jobs as a result of the recession accompanying the virus. Pro-business White House interests such as Jared Kushner have been described as essential in the lobbying effort to water down the moratorium.
The President should strongly consider enacting his original vision for an immigration moratorium in light of polling that demonstrates strong public support for such a policy. It’s well past time to put Americans First in an era of widespread unemployment and economic insecurity.
Polls for the Presidential Election Are Tightening, And Fast
This race is getting hot.
New polls for the November presidential election are gravitating in President Donald Trump’s direction, after months of polling that indicated Democratic challenger Joe Biden was dominating the race.
Polls from Rasmussen and the Hill have indicated that the race is close, and even within the margin of error, with the President regaining several percentage points. Polling aggregator RealClearPolitics reveals that recent polls show the President has gained 3-5 percent support.
RCP Average at Biden+6, down from Biden+10 a couple weeks ago and Biden+8 a week ago
— american nationalist (@NationalistTV) August 6, 2020
Polls in battleground states such as Michigan and Pennsylvania show a race that is statistically tied. A Zogby Analytics poll of North Carolina, Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania showed a razor-thin race in the latter three states, with Biden leading by no more than three percentage points in all of them.
Trump’s gain in recent rounds of polling may be a product of a refocused campaign strategy, with the President branching out to the constituency of white working class voters that proved essential to his shock 2016 election victory after former campaign manager Brad Parscale was reassigned.
Razor-thin election margins could mean the election is once again decided by the electoral college, as Biden’s lead in national polling places undue consideration on large margins of victory in reliably Democratic states such as California and New York.
Biden has been reluctant to appear in public, scheduling only a handful of events in which he’s received questions from the press. The President’s increasingly focused coronavirus press briefings may have signaled his intention to successfully control the pandemic.
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