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Has America Turned Anti-Immigrant? Not According To The Latest Grinnell National Poll

Rick Brewer
Peter Hanson (left) joined River to River host Ben Kieffer (right) in the Iowa City studios to talk about the October results from the Grinnell National Poll

President Trump's poll numbers are rising, but not in the categories he would like. Unfavorable feelings toward the President are climbing up, according to the newest results from the Grinnell College National Poll that came out Tuesday. 

The poll of 1,003 adults is a partnership between Grinnell College and nationally renowned pollster J. Ann Selzer.

Data from this newest poll also asked respondents: Do you think immigrants mostly enrich American culture or are mostly a threat to American culture? The majority of U.S. residents say that immigrants mostly enrich (70%) rather than threaten (12%) American culture. Another poll asked respondents what words and phrases describe them, such as: "Proud To Be An American," "Progressive," "Feminist," "Politically Incorrect," and much more. 

Grinnell College's Peter Hanson joined River to River host Ben Kieffer to explain the methodology of the poll, what it means for the 2020 presidential election and what it means for Trump's campaign.


Peter Hanson, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Grinnell College National Poll

Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River