A new poll shows that a majority of working class Americans believe the United States has too much immigration.
The poll was conducted by Grinnell College, who teamed up with Ann Selzer — a renowned pollster. The poll asked American adults if they agreed or disagreed with the statement that there are “too many immigrants coming to the U.S.”
John Binder of Breitbart News showed how there’s an overarching class interest to opposing mass migration:
The poll, like others, shows that Americans most likely to compete against newly arrived legal immigrants for U.S. jobs are those most likely to support reducing legal immigration levels – where more than 1.2 million foreign nationals are awarded green cards annually.
52% of Americans who are making less than $50,000 believe America is taking in too many migrants. On the other hand, 57% of Americans who earn higher than $100,000 said they disagreed with the notion that the US takes in too many immigrants.
In a similar vein, of the Americans with no college degrees, 52% believe the US has too many immigrants.
Immigration is very much a partisan question. For example, the majority of Trump supporters back immigration restriction. roughly 75% of Trump voters, 72% of Republicans, and 72% of conservatives expressed their belief that the US has too much immigration
Binder added some context to this poll and recent demographic findings within America:
The poll comes as the U.S. Census Bureau has projected that current legal immigration levels will drive the nation’s foreign-born population to an unprecedented 69 million by 2060. The data indicates that about 1-in-6 U.S. residents in less than four decades will have been born outside the U.S. if legal immigration levels are not reduced.
The nation’s foreign-born population stands at 44.5 million — a 108-year record high.
Immigration remains a bread-and-butter populist issue. Any serious Republican candidate who desires to win in 2022 cannot afford to ignore the immigration question. If they engage in the Conservatism Inc fecklessness of yore, they will make people snooze and ultimately lose at the polls.
Ignoring the will of the voters comes at a major cost.