Survey: Americans want president to focus on saving jobs, healthcare

By The West Virginia Record | May 1, 2008

PHILADELPHIA -- Americans overwhelmingly want their next president to focus more on improving their standard of living, providing universal healthcare, and stemming the outsourcing of jobs overseas than making it easier for immigrants to live and work in the U.S., according to the latest "America At Work" national opinion survey by the non-partisan Employment Law Alliance (ELA).

The workplace-issues poll, based on a sampling of 1,125 working Americans between April 4 and 9, is believed to be the only national survey to date focusing exclusively on a wide range of workplace-related issues that will likely confront the next president, according to Stephen J. Hirschfeld, CEO of ELA. The error interval is +/- 2.99 percent at a 95 percent level of confidence.

"While immigration and its impact on the workplace is a significant issue, and a highly emotional one, this poll clearly indicates that it pales in comparison to a host of other issues that American workers are more interested in," explained Hirschfeld.

Full details of the results are posted at

Jackson Kelly is the West Virginia representative to the Employment Law Alliance. The firm represents global corporations, national companies, entrepreneurs and individuals. Jackson Kelly's 165 lawyers represent clients from offices across West Virginia and in Colorado, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

The Employment Law Alliance is the world's largest integrated, global practice network comprised of premier, independent law firms distinguished for their practice in employment and labor law. Comprised of more than 3,000 lawyers, there are member firms in every jurisdiction in the United States and over 75 countries around the world. For further information, including access to the survey charts and graphs, visit:

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