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
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.”