Nearly 4-in-10 Swing Voters: Mexican Immigration Making Life ‘Worse’ in U.S.

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Swing voters in battleground districts across the United States are more likely to say that immigration from Central America and Mexico is making American life “worse” rather than “better.”

In the latest CBS News/YouGov poll, nearly 40 percent of swing voters in battleground districts said Mexican and Central American immigration into the U.S. is making their life “worse.” Less than 20 percent said the immigration flow was making their life “better,” while 44 percent said it had no impact on their life.

Nearly half of GOP voters in battleground districts said immigration from Central America and Mexico is making American life “worse,” while only 12 percent of those voters said it was making life “better.”

Overall, Americans as a whole in swing districts are more likely to say that Central American and Mexican immigration is making American life “worse,” as 32 percent say. Meanwhile, less than 25 percent of Americans say it is making American life “better.”

As Breitbart News reported, in 2016, there were between 43 and 45 million immigrants living in the U.S., nearly quadruple the immigrant population in 2000. Mexican nationals make up roughly one in eight new arrivals to the country.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder

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