June 27, 2014

GALLUP: Plurality: Public Wants Less Immigration. “A new survey from Gallup finds 41 percent want immigration to the United States to decrease. The Gallup poll released Friday found a 6-percentage-point spike in the number of people who want immigration to fall since last year. Gallup asked people about immigration, not illegal immigration. Thirty-three percent of people think immigration levels are fine at the present level, while 22 percent say those levels should be increased.” Real employment prospects are falling, despite the official numbers, which always leads to more resistance to increased immigration. This is why I’m unpersuaded by the claim that Republicans need to get behind open immigration.