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1 in 3 fears immigrants influence US elections: AP-NORC poll

US Immigration Poll
Posted at 7:25 AM, May 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-10 10:26:06-04

With anti-immigrant rhetoric bubbling over in the leadup to this year's critical midterm elections, about 1 in 3 U.S. adults believes an effort is underway to replace U.S.-born Americans with immigrants for electoral gains.

That's according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Almost 3 in 10 people expressed concern that more immigration is causing U.S.-born Americans to lose economic, political and cultural influence.

Those views mirror swelling anti-immigrant sentiment espoused on social media and cable TV, with conservative commentators like Tucker Carlson exploiting fears that new arrivals could undermine the native-born population.

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A recent AP-NORC poll finds that U.S. adults most prone to belief in conspiracy theories are especially likely to say they are extremely or very worried about losing influence due to a growing population of immigrants.