Economy, immigration top voters' priority lists: poll

Voters listed the state of the economy and immigration as the two most important issues in the 2018 midterm elections, according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll seen on Hill.TV's "What America's Thinking."

The survey found that 14.8 percent of registered voters polled listed immigration as the top issue for the midterms, followed by 13.9 percent who picked the economy.

The poll also found that 26 percent of registered voters who identified as Republicans cited immigration as the most important issue, while 15.6 percent of registered voters who identified as Democrats said health care was their top issue.

Immigration has dominated the news cycle, as migrant children remain separated from their parents as a result of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on illegal immigration.

Economic growth has also been in the news recently, with U.S. employers adding 213,000 jobs last month, according to the Labor Department. The unemployment rate ticked up to 4 percent from 3.8 percent during June.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE and Republicans have made the U.S. economy and tax cuts part of their campaign message heading into the November midterm elections.

The U.S. economy has added jobs for 92 straight months, beginning in October 2010.

— Julia Manchester