Clearwater, Florida (PRWEB) November 29, 2005
Scooop.net, a next-generation media site based on democratic voting principles and active participation of its members, released the results of its weekly hot topic poll today regarding the nation’s view on the problem of illegal immigration, border security and terrorism. Four out of 10 Americans believe that the problem of illegal immigration will be much worse 10 years from now. Scooop.net conducted its “Hot Topic” study to gauge the level of pubic concern on the subject.
When asked about how important the issue of illegal immigration is in one’s life, 38.2% said it was an important issue which should be addressed, and an additional 23.5% said it was a vital issue.
Americans are also deeply concerned about the lack of focus that the current administration is displaying regarding illegal immigration and border security. Of those Americans surveyed by Scooop.net, 49% felt that the federal government’s response to the issue of illegal immigration was ineffective with no direction and no clear policy.
Although President Bush has accused Jim Gilchrist, co-founder of The Minutemen Project, of being a vigilante, Americans wholeheartedly disagree. One out of three people polled by Scooop.net said that Gilchrist and The Minutemen are effectively bringing attention to a problem that politicians are not solving. Another 26% of Americans believe that the Minutemen are doing some good but are not solving the problem. Only 6.4% of those surveyed agree with President Bush’s characterization of Jim Gilchrist as a vigilante.
What solution did most of those polled feel would be those most effective? One out of three agreed that we should require a national identification card for all U.S. citizens and make it illegal to employ anyone without such a card. The second most popular response to the question of what could improve the situation of illegal immigration was to dramatically beef up border patrol personnel.
Scooop.net chose the topic of illegal immigration because of the increasing concerns about this security issue, and because of Gilchrist’s congressional run in Orange County, which by all accounts is tightening. Gilchrist is running as an Independent and has charged that Republican leadership is abandoning the issue of immigration. The question remaining is whether Gilchrist can pull off a shocking upset in the same manner as the former Governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura, did in 1998. Additional results of this survey can be viewed by going to http://www.scooop.net.
Jim Gilchrist and Minutemen co-founder, Chris Simcox, will be interviewed at 12:00 pm, EST, on Thursday, the 1st of December, on Scooopradio.com. The current events talk show is broadcast by WTAN 1340, which is an AM radio station operating out of the Tampa Bay area. The radio show is also distributed on Internet radio and podcast through approximately three dozen national hubs.
Scooop.net was launched to give the public at large a voice in what news they feel is important, and to provide a platform for Americans to clearly voice their opinions about the important issues of the day. Each week a new topic is selected from the news headlines, identified and voted on by Scooop.net members.
Next week’s hot topic will revolve around the war on terrorism and whether Americans have the will to continue the fight over the next few years. Those polled will also be asked whether they feel that they are being deserted by the mainstream media and the politicians that they have elected with regard to support for the war on terrorism.
Scooop.net was created and launched by In Touch Media Group, an online marketing and PR firm which specializes in generating website visitors and customers for its business clients using a combination of effective systems, including search engine advertising, publicity, and other marketing services. The company employs online market research to dramatically increase the effectiveness of search engine advertising, targeted publicity, and strategically placed website advertising.
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