Posted on March 26, 2024

Poll: Immigration Bigger Issue Than Inflation, Economy

Neil Munro, Breitbart, March 25, 2024

President Joe Biden’s easy-migration policies are the top issue facing the United States, according to the latest Harvard Harris poll.

Immigration — not inflation or the economy — was cited as the top issue among 36 percent of 2,111 registered voters in the March 20-21 poll from Harvard’s Center for American Political Studies.

Thirty-six percent tagged immigration as the top issue, while 33 percent tagged inflation. Twenty-three percent picked the “economy and jobs” category.

Demographically, 39 percent of whites, 41 percent of Hispanics, 28 percent of Asians, and 28 percent of people aged 25 to 34 chose immigration.

Twenty-one percent of respondents said immigration is the top issue facing them personally, up four points from the prior monthly poll.

The poll matches the results from Cygnal polling, which surveyed 1,500 likely voters in 39 battleground districts from March 5-7, 2024:

Border security is now firmly the top issue (30%), up 11 percent since January and surpassing inflation which fell to 23 percent overall. Hispanic voters are driving this change with a 13 percent increase among these voters toward border security and away from other issues. Independents continue to care more about inflation, while Republicans are focused on border security, and Democrats are still expressing concerns over threats to democracy.


Fifty-eight percent of the 2,111 registered voters in the Harvard Harris poll also said Biden’s border is “getting worse,” and 73 percent want Biden’s deputies to toughen enforcement.


The Harvard Harris poll showed that 46 percent of respondents said immigration is Biden’s “biggest failure.” That score was almost double the 27 percent who picked “Weak leadership at home and abroad.”