An overwhelming majority of Americans don’t think the ongoing probe into whether Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian officials to steal the presidency from Hillary Clinton is that important, according to a new Gallup poll.
A record-breaking number of Americans (22 percent) think immigration is the most important problem facing the United States, while 19 percent say dissatisfaction with the U.S. government is the biggest problem and 7 percent think racism is the most important issue.
A combined total of 16 percent of Americans list unifying the country, lack of respect for one another, and the economy in general as the most important issues. The other issues that make it to the top of the list are health care (according to 3 percent of Americans), and ethics and morality (according to another 3 percent of those surveyed).
The ongoing probe to investigate to what extent Russia was involved in Trump’s electoral victory in 2016 was nowhere on the list of the top eight issues most Americans (70 percent) say are the most important ones the United States is facing.
Of the Republican voters surveyed, 35 percent thought immigration was the most important issue. Of Independent voters, immigration topped the charts, but a much smaller plurality (22 percent) said this was the most important issue.
Of the Democratic voters surveyed, a dissatisfaction with government was the most important issue, with 35 percent of Democratic voters naming that as their top issue. In second place among Democratic voters was immigration, with 18 percent of Democratic voters saying that is the top issue.
A more advanced breakdown of the issues is available here, but this list does not yet include numbers from the survey results from this July. Between February and April 2018, a mere 1 percent of Americans thought the situation with Russia was the most important. In May and June, less than 1 percent of Americans thought the ongoing situation with Russia was the top issue.