>> United, we'll never be divided.>> The most important issue for US voters ahead of the midterm elections, it's not the economy, not healthcare, it's immigration. According to a new Reuters-Ipsos poll conducted between June 28th and July 2nd, 26% of registered Republicans cited immigration as the key issue likely to determine their votes.
That's up 14 points since the beginning of June. And even though healthcare remains a top concern for registered Democrats, more voters in general say immigration is paramount. This comes after the Trump administration in May announced it's zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigrants and the political frenzy that followed, with disclosures that the US government was separating thousands of children from their parents.
In President Trump's speeches, the rhetoric of cutting taxes and healthcare reform has taken a backseat while the president presses his hardline stance on immigration.>> We want border security, we want security in our country.>> As well as frequent tweets calling on Congress to reform immigration laws. According to the poll, Americans are squarely divided along partisan lines on Trump's stance on immigration.