Massachusetts Residents Say ‘Migrants/Immigration’ Top Issue in State

A growing number of Massachusetts residents say immigration is the most important issue for state leaders to address.

a federal/GBH News poll The survey, conducted March 21-29 by MassINC Polling Group, surveyed 1,002 Massachusetts residents about the most pressing issues in their state.

The poll had a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.

Of all the issues mentioned in the poll, 21% of people said immigration was the biggest issue facing state governments, and 15% of respondents said it was the biggest issue facing state leaders. He said he felt the important issue was housing.

Twelve percent of those surveyed said they felt “taxes/government spending/welfare” were the most important issue for state leaders to address, and another 12% said state governments should focus on inflation and the cost of living. I answered that I should guess.

8% said the government should address issues facing politics, such as corruption, transparency and incompetence, and a further 8% said issues plaguing the economy such as jobs, poverty and inequality were most urgent. did.

In total, 67 percent of those surveyed considered immigration to be a problem. 28% called it a crisis, and 39% said it was a “major problem.”

Early in the morning, a migrant mother folds a blanket next to her three children, who slept overnight on the terminal floor with their luggage scattered on January 26th. The migrants are being held overnight in Terminal E at Logan Airport. During the day, they are taken to a welcome center, but at night they sleep on the floor or benches inside the airport. (David L. Ryan/Boston Globe via Getty)

Twenty percent of Massachusetts residents said they felt the immigration situation was a “minor issue,” while 5% said it was not a problem and 7% said they did not know or declined to answer.

in poll In an August 2023 survey conducted by MassINC Polling Group, 23% of Massachusetts residents say housing is the most important issue facing the state, while 21% say cost of living and inflation are the most important issues. 12% said it was the economy and employment. was the most important issue. Immigration came in fourth place, with 10% of respondents saying it was an important issue.

In 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) began sending illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, home to former President Barack Obama’s vacation home. This comes as states such as Texas and Arizona have been sending busloads of illegal immigrants to cities such as Washington, D.C. and New York City.

Breitbart News previously reported estimates that the island could provide housing for about 6 million illegal immigrants.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) responded by moving migrants off the island and to a nearby military base.

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