Poll: Immigration not top issue for Hispanic voters
Health care receives most nods as top priority in poll
A new Gallup survey released Monday indicates immigration falls low among issues most important to Hispanic registered voters.
Twelve percent of respondents rated it as the top priority, while health care received the most nods with 21% ranking it as No. 1, according to the poll.
Another 19% picked unemployment, 17% said economic growth and 16% said the gap between the rich and poor was the biggest issue.
The poll comes the same day the Supreme Court struck down key parts of an Arizona law that sought to deter illegal immigration.
The high court, however, let stand a controversial provision that allows police to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws.
Among all American voters, not just Hispanic voters, immigration policies fall dead last in the Gallup list, behind health care and economic issues. Twenty-one percent said the budget was most important, while 20% each said health care and economic growth were at the top. Five percent listed immigration as the biggest priority.
Monday's results are based on Gallup's Daily tracking telephone interviews with 1,005 Hispanic registered voters between April 16 and May 31, with a sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points. For the survey among all American voters, Gallup interviewed 1,010 adults between June 13 and June 14.
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