Fifty-one percent of liberals and 45 percent of Democrats told a pollster that too few of their fellow Americans are willing to fill construction, technology, hospitality, and other service jobs, regardless of pay.
From June 23 to June 28, Rasmussen asked its panel of 1,500 likely voters:
People say immigrants fill construction, technology, hospitality and other service jobs that Americans don’t want. Are there Americans who would take those jobs if pay and working conditions were improved or are there just not enough Americans willing to do that kind of work?
Most Americans recognized that their fellow citizens would work “if pay and working conditions were improved.” The recognition came from 70 percent of Republicans, 67 percent of conservatives, but just 34 percent of liberals and 41 percent of Democrats.
The opposite view — “There are just not enough Americans willing to do that kind of work” — was endorsed by 45 percent of Democrats, 51 percent of liberals, and by just 19 percent of Republicans and 20 percent of conservative.
The claim that Americans will not work in tough, dangerous, or dirty jobs is contradicted by data.
Of the 474 civilian occupations, only six are majority immigrant (legal and illegal). These six occupations account for 1 percent of the total U.S. workforce. Moreover, native-born Americans still comprise 46 percent of workers in these occupations.
There are no occupations in the United States in which a majority of workers are illegal immigrants.
“It is a sad state of affairs when democrats and liberals prefer mass immigration over increasing wages for American workers,” said Rosemary Jenks of NumbersUSA. “These woke Americans need to step out of their bubbles a bit more and look at what their preferences actually mean for average Americans—especially the minorities they pretend to champion.”
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