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Wednesday January 25, 2012

PEW:  Issue of Immigration Drops in Importance to Voters

PEW:  Issue of Immigration Drops in Importance to Voters

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Unlike five years ago, the issue of illegal immigration has dropped in importance as a national political issue according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Back in 2007 a majority of American (55%) viewed illegal immigration as an important issue now only 39% of polled Americans thinks its important.

The issue that is consuming the attention of Americans and growing in importance is the economy.  86% of American see this as the most important political issue versus 68% back in 2007.
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Illegal immigration is viewed as more important than strengthening the military, global trade and transportation issues.  However, immigration scores far below jobs, terrorism, budget deficit and education.