Number of Americans calling illegal immigration the ‘most important problem’ in the U.S. grows more than six-fold since May and now tops all other issues

The number of Americans who see illegal immigration as the nation’s most pressing problem has spiked from 3 per cent to 17 per cent since May, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.

That percentage now tops government corruption, the U.S. economy, jobs, health care and every other hot-button issue, driven by a flood of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border.

When Gallup announced the results of the same poll in two months age, “immigration” and “illegal aliens” ranked eleventh out of 47 issues, attracting a deep level of worry from fewer Americans than those who put homelessness or foreign aid at the top of their lists…