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Economy Remains Top Priority For Voters Despite Focus On Immigration

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A new survey from the Pew Research Center has found that, “Americans view strengthening the economy as the top policy priority for Biden and Congress to address this year.”

  • Pew notes: “No single issue stands out after the economy. Nearly three-quarters of Americans (73%) rate strengthening the economy as a top priority. That is considerably larger than the shares citing any other policy goal.”
  • Pew notes that the rapid increase in political focus on immigration is likely due to a shift within the GOP: “Republicans are increasingly concerned over immigration. Over the course of Biden’s presidency, the share of Americans citing immigration as a top priority has increased 18 percentage points – from 39% to 57% – with the change coming almost entirely among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents."

Figure 1: Americans’ Top Priorities for the Year

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A new survey from the Pew Research Center has found that, “Americans view strengthening the economy as the top policy priority for Biden and Congress to address this year.”

  • Pew notes: “No single issue stands out after the economy. Nearly three-quarters of Americans (73%) rate strengthening the economy as a top priority. That is considerably larger than the shares citing any other policy goal.”
  • Pew notes that the rapid increase in political focus on immigration is likely due to a shift within the GOP: “Republicans are increasingly concerned over immigration. Over the course of Biden’s presidency, the share of Americans citing immigration as a top priority has increased 18 percentage points – from 39% to 57% – with the change coming almost entirely among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents."

Figure 1: Americans’ Top Priorities for the Year

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