The former governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, at a September 14 appearance in Brooklyn, as reported by the Jewish Press: "Cuomo also criticized national Democrats for ignoring the problem of crime. 'We just closed our eyes to the crime problem and we paid for it... I'm afraid we're doing it again. I'm afraid we're doing it again with this migrant issue.... This is the migrant issue on top of the crime issue, on top of homelessness, on top of the other sanitary conditions in the city.' Cuomo said remote workers "don't have to be here anymore. They can move to another state with lower taxes."
Compare it to Republican congressman Steve Scalise's letter to his colleagues asking to be elected speaker of the House: "Our border is wide open and must be secured....Crime is surging, our cities are being destroyed, and drugs are flowing into our communities from Biden's open border. Every state is now a border state, with millions of unvetted illegal immigrants being shipped across the country, robbing social services meant for hard-working citizens."
This is not an endorsement of the view that crime and illegal immigration are the two most salient issues for voters. They're not my own top concerns. But when this analysis and emphasis is coming from both Cuomo and Scalise, it's probably worth paying some attention.