GOP Voters to Presidential Candidates: Do This!

( – Two-thirds of Republican voters want their party’s presidential primary candidates to prioritize crime and illegal immigration as the top issues for the nation, a new poll has discovered.

According to the survey by leftist pollsters, The New York Times and Siena College, 65% of GOP primary voters would back a 2024 election candidate who “focuses on restoring law and order in our streets and at the border.”

At the same time, 43% of Republican primary voters say they want candidates to focus on reducing taxes for corporations.

Even fewer respondents – 24% – would choose a 2024 presidential candidate who “focuses on defeating radical ‘woke’ ideology in our schools, media, and culture.”

The poll found that nearly 60% of Republican primary voters oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants, regardless of whether that’s offered as part of a “comprehensive immigration reform.”

Respectively, fewer than 40% of GOP voters favor some kind of amnesty for illegal aliens.

The NYT-Siena survey was conducted over the phone from July 23-27 among 1,329 registered voters nationwide, including 818 Republicans. It has an overall margin of error of 3.67 percentage points and 3.98 points for the GOP voter sample.

“The poll suggests Republicans are resonating most with voters when focusing on the multitude of quality of life issues, as well as the resulting economics, that stem from crime and illegal immigration in American communities,” Breitbart News comments based on the survey’s findings.

It points out that new data from 30 US cities show that 2023 homicide numbers exceed those from 2019 by 24%, while car theft has “skyrocketed” in the past few years.

“While crime reduces the quality of life for working and middle class Americans, illegal immigration strains social safety nets and cuts wages,” the commentary adds.

Some 7 million illegal immigrants have invaded the United States since Joe Biden took over the White House in January 2021, including nearly 2 million gotaways.

At least 2.1 million of those detained by law enforcement at the US-Mexican border have been “released directly into American communities.”

Against that backdrop, the report points out that over 1 million legal immigrants also arrive in the country every year, with both groups causing housing prices to keep going up.