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Decision 2016

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Republicans Care Less About Immigration Than Trump Says

The economy, jobs and government spending topped the list of concerns for many Republicans.

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    Exit polls in nearly every state this primary season show that immigration is the least cared about issue among Republicans. Immigration is one of the issues that helped bolster Donald Trump to the top of the polls during his candidacy.

    Immigration is one of the issues Republicans care about the least, according to exit polls from nearly every state this primary season, NBC News reported.

    Voters ranked immigration — an issue that helped catapult Donald Trump to the top of the GOP pool — dead last when asked to choose the “most important” issues facing the country. The economy, jobs and government spending were among the most pressing concerns.

    As for the term “amnesty,” Republicans seemed split for many Republican voters. Roughly half of voters said they supported offering undocumented immigrants a chance to apply for legal status in the U.S.

    Trump’s ascent in the race and status at the top of the polls appeared to be buoyed by building a giant wall at the Mexican border, deporting all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., and banning Muslims from entering the country.