A survey conducted by Cygnal in May and released in June, reveals that 30 percent of Americans favor the cancelation of all immigration to the United States. These respondents think that both legal and illegal immigrants should not be allowed entry to the country.
The survey which was intended to gauge the influence of populism in the United States showed that 39 percent of Americans view nationalism and patriotism favorably.
“The survey covered a range of topics, including the 2020 presidential election, immigration, the economy, and various public policy issues, and examined underlying correlations between those issues and US voters that hold populist views,” Cygnal noted.
“The anti-establishment sentiments helping to fuel the populist wave can be found on the left, center, and right of the ideological spectrum. This is incredibly evident when looking at the survey findings,” said Chris Kratzer, the polling company’s vice president of Research and Analysis said.
“The unifying factor is that nearly all populists believe that ordinary citizens have been betrayed by the elites of this country, regardless of their party affiliation,” he added.
The survey also showed that there’s a clear division among American voters when it comes to the direction they wish the country would take.
Some 75 percent of Republicans said the US was on the right track, while 84 percent of Democrats said that America was on the wrong track.
“President Donald Trump has a good shot at re-election because 47 percent of voters believe the economy is better now than a year ago. As long as the economy continues to appear strong, so will the President’s electoral chances,” Cygnal CEO Brent Buchanan pointed out.
Recently, President Trump kicked off his re-election bid for 2020 in Florida. As expected he lashed out at news media and his political opponents.
The President also spoke about immigration and told his die hard supporters, “The Democrat agenda of open borders is morally reprehensible.”
Trump blamed the Democrats for the consequences of letting “aliens” into the country. He called the Democratic position on immigration as “the greatest betrayal of the American middle class and, frankly, American life.”