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Majority of unemployed Americans want Obamacare repealed, border wall built

The unemployed are one of those groups of people lawmakers claim to care the most about, but whose policies often hurt the most

(National SentinelEmployment: A majority of out-of-work Americans are hoping that Congress repeals Obamacare and funds construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a new survey by Express Employment Professionals.

As reported by the Washington Free Beacon:

The group surveyed 1,500 Americans age 18 and older who were unemployed from March 14 to April 6. Although most of those surveyed favored Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump in the election, they expressed support for conservative policies such as repealing the Affordable Care Act and limiting illegal immigration.

Thirty-five percent of those polled voted for Hillary Clinton, 25 percent voted for Donald Trump, 34 percent didn’t vote, and the remainder voted for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson or Green candidate Jill Stein.

Only 20 percent of the unemployed currently have insurance under Obamacare, yet 57 percent say they want to repeal it. Forty-three percent of the unemployed said they want it to stay.

In addition, 58 percent of the unemployed said it would be easier to find a job if there was less illegal immigration while 42 percent did not agree.

“While Democrats and Republicans seem to be polarized, the views of the unemployed appear to be much more mixed,” said Bob Funk, CEO of Express Employment Professionals. “Among unemployed Americans who voted, Hillary Clinton was the clear winner, but in general the unemployed are expressing opinions on health care and immigration that might put them more in line with President Trump.”

The unemployed are one of those groups of people lawmakers claim to care the most about, but whose policies often hurt the most.

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