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Florida Midterm Swing Voters More Supportive of Nearly Zero Immigration than Current Legal Immigration Levels

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The majority of swing voters in the swing state of Florida say they want to see the annual importation of about 1.5 million legal immigrants ended, a new poll reveals.

The latest Pulse Opinion Research poll, commissioned by NumbersUSA in Florida, finds that among swing voters who are likely to vote in the midterm elections, reducing the current flow of legal immigration to the U.S. is vastly popular.

Overall, about 61 percent of Florida swing voters said they wanted to see legal immigration reduced to 750,000 admissions or less a year. More than 30 percent of swing voters said they wanted to see legal immigration reduced to 250,000 admissions or less a year.

Florida swing voters are more supportive of essentially zero immigration than they are of current legal immigration levels—where roughly one to 1.5 million legal immigrants are admitted every year. Only about 25 percent of Florida swing voters said they supported current legal immigration levels.

The poll comes as the Republican establishment and its biggest donors have focused much of their midterm election attention on tax cuts, rather than reducing immigration to the U.S. to boost the wages and quality of life of Americans.

In the next 20 years, the current U.S. legal immigration system is on track to import roughly 15 million new foreign-born voters. Between seven and eight million of those foreign-born voters will arrive in the U.S. through chain migration.

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

 

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