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Gallup: Only 3% of Americans Rank Immigration Reform as Top Priority (Boehner still determined!)
breitbart.com ^ | 1/16/14 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 01/16/2014 12:40:33 PM PST by cotton1706

New polling data from Gallup shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans do not think handling immigration reform is even close to a top priority for 2014.

Immigration places well behind other issues like healthcare, jobs, the economy, dissatisfaction with Washington politicians, the debt and deficit, lack of money, ethics and moral issues, poverty, the gap between the rich and the poor, education, foreign aid and others. In fact, only three percent of Americans think the issue is a priority that must be dealt with this year.

“Americans start the new year with a variety of national concerns on their minds,” Gallup’s Lydia Saad wrote on Wednesday. “Although none is dominant, the government, at 21%, leads the list of what Americans consider the most important problem facing the country. The economy closely follows at 18%, and then unemployment/jobs and healthcare, each at 16%. No other issue is mentioned by as much as 10% of the public; however, the federal budget deficit or debt comes close, at 8%.”

In fact, immigration is so low among Americans’ priorities that Saad did not even mention it in her report on Gallup’s findings. It is, however, listed near the bottom of a chart of Americans’ priorities, slightly above welfare and “lack of respect for each other” as issues Americans think need to be dealt with.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; chamberofcommerce; elections; karlrove; reincepriebus

1 posted on 01/16/2014 12:40:34 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

That’s because Boner and the GOP-e no longer represent the interests of their constituents.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 12:42:43 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: cotton1706

Enforce what we have? Jeez!


3 posted on 01/16/2014 12:42:45 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: cotton1706

Sometimes, when I’m taken to flights of fancy, I close my eyes really tight and just try to imagine that we any sat at all about who crosses our borders.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 12:46:31 PM PST by GMMC0987
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To: cotton1706
Boehner is being blackmailed just like John Roberts.
5 posted on 01/16/2014 12:50:46 PM PST by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: cotton1706
No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!)

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

6 posted on 01/16/2014 12:51:33 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: cotton1706

This is one of the rare issues that UNITES many people on the right AND the left. Low wage workers, and union rank & file understand that, legalizing all these law breakers is going to be LOWER WAGES for them.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 1:00:24 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: cotton1706

I’d like to see a poll done on what the American people want Congress to keep their damned hands off of. I bet amnesty would be right up there on that one.


8 posted on 01/16/2014 1:01:38 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: sickoflibs; Grampa Dave; AuntB; Tennessee Nana; no-to-illegals; GOPJ; NYer; The Mayor

ping


9 posted on 01/16/2014 1:07:36 PM PST by Liz
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To: cotton1706

Since when did Boehner give a damn about anything but his own club and the money the flows into it by useful idiots?


10 posted on 01/16/2014 1:13:29 PM PST by mort56
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To: cotton1706

The GOP decided to make Mexican Nationals their top priority when the commie libs in the national “media” convinced them to “rebrand” themselves.


11 posted on 01/16/2014 1:20:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: cotton1706

my #1 priority is to impeach the entire Obama Administration!


12 posted on 01/16/2014 1:24:44 PM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: ryan71
Boehner is being blackmailed just like John Roberts.

Something's going on. Politicians at his level don't ever run counter the will of their political base like this, unless they're being coerced in some way, or paid off.

So-called 'Immigration Reform' has been beat down by angry American voters every time the Congress has tried to pass it. It's one of the most unpopular things they keep trying to do - and yet, they persist.

There's either a lot of money trading hands in brown paper bags, or dossiers being dangled on a string. Probably a combination of the two.

13 posted on 01/16/2014 1:48:22 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Arm_Bears
That’s because Boner and the GOP-e no longer represent the interests of their constituents.

Their constituents are their corporate paymasters. We who elect them are just the enablers.

14 posted on 01/16/2014 1:53:07 PM PST by kabar
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To: kabar

GOP suicide run


15 posted on 01/16/2014 1:53:38 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: cotton1706
It doesn't matter.

98% of the Chamber of Commerce have it listed as their first priority, and that is the only constituency that matters to the current GOP.

16 posted on 01/16/2014 2:19:57 PM PST by TitansAFC ("I'm not much different from A.Cuomo.I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues." - Gov Christie)
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To: cotton1706

The base needs to demand that Boner resign! Primary the RINO.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 3:20:11 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Arm_Bears
That’s because Boner and the GOP-e no longer represent the interests of their constituents.

That is assuming they did at one time. I am not sure Boner ever represented anything but himself.

18 posted on 01/16/2014 3:20:51 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: cotton1706

Congressional jerks get big donations on this issue. That’s why it’s important to them - legal bribes. How nice of them to make that kind of ‘pay to play’ crap legal for themselves...


19 posted on 01/16/2014 3:26:34 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: cotton1706

Obama, or whoever controls him, is blackmailing and/or threatening most of the Republicans. That’s it. That’s the explanation for pretty much everything that’s happened in DC in the past five years.


20 posted on 01/16/2014 3:29:05 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: cotton1706

Legal work status for millions of illegals will worsen the jobs situation, which is a major issue for Americans.


21 posted on 01/16/2014 6:16:28 PM PST by tbw2
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To: cotton1706

The new citizens are going to vote Republican.....BOEHNER is positive about that!! Why else would he push immigration reform now?

STUPID, STUPID, STUPID!


22 posted on 01/16/2014 6:38:10 PM PST by jch10 (John Beohner has got to be removed from the Speaker position.)
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