AP Poll: Immigration Obama’s Worst Issue

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

As millions of illegal immigrants are getting ready to apply for President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, a new poll has found that immigration is President Barack Obama’s worst issue among Americans.

An Associated Press/Gfk poll found that 56% of Americans disapprove of Obama’s on immigration (46% disapproved and 10% leaned towards disapproving) while 42% approve (29% approved and 13% leaned towards approving). A majority of Americans believe immigration issues are “very important” to them, and they disapproved of how Obama was dealing with immigration more than his handling of the economy (52% disapproved), health care (55% disapproved), ISIS (53% disapproved), terrorism (47% disapproved), and unemployment (48% disapproved).

The poll, which was conducted January 29-February 2 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percentage points, also found that 52% of Americans disapproved of Obama’s job performance while 47% approved. But 46% of Americans still viewed Obama favorably while 45% viewed him unfavorably.

Perhaps immigration is Obama’s most unpopular issue (no issue divides Wall Street and the permanent political class from working Americans than illegal immigration) because of the impact illegal immigration has on wages of working Americans. While a majority of Americans think big business and the stock market have recovered from the great recession, Americans are not seeing their local communities rebound. The poll found that 30% believe the “real estate market where you live” has recovered while 27% think the “job market where you live” has completely or mostly recovered.

America has the world’s most generous immigration policy, and a recent Gallup poll found that a majority of Americans were dissatisfied with immigration levels, with only seven percent of Americans wanting more immigrants at this time.


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