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>> 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.
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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.
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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.