Posted on May 2, 2022

Immigration Nears Top of List of Urgent Issues for Americans, Overtaking Ukraine

Adam Shaw, Fox News, April 28, 2022

Immigration is now one of the top urgent issues for Americans, overtaking the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but staying behind inflation, according to a new poll released this week.

The Quinnipiac University poll found that inflation is by far the most urgent issue for voters — with 31% of those polled saying it was their most urgent issue. In second was immigration (10%) followed by election laws (8%) and Ukraine, with 7%.

In a similar poll a month ago, inflation was the top issue for 30% of Americans, followed by Russia/Ukraine (14%) and then immigration with 9%.


However, in the poll there was still a partisan split on the level of concern that immigration was causing. For Republicans, inflation was the top urgent issue (44%), with immigration second (19%.) For Democrats, inflation was also the top issue (19%), but immigration was not in the top five issues, beaten out by climate change, gun violence, Ukraine and election laws. Only 4% of Democrats said it was the most urgent issue.