A new CNN/ORC poll shows an American electorate that rejects anti-immigrant extremism. The survey, conducted from Sept. 1-4, asked Americans about a number of immigration issues in the news this electoral season including legalization of undocumented immigrants and The Wall.
According to the poll, 58% of respondents oppose building a wall along the Mexican border. That is up from less than 50% a year ago. 74% said that they doubted that Mexico would ever pay for a border wall.
An even larger margin support immigration reform. Here is the question on legalization asked in the survey:
Now, thinking about how the U.S. government should treat illegal immigrants who have been in this country for a number of years, hold a job, speak English and are willing to pay any back taxes that they owe. Would you favor or oppose a bill that allowed those immigrants to stay in this country rather than being deported and eventually allow them to apply for U.S. citizenship?
88% favor legalization with a path to citizenship while only 11% oppose. Support for legalization is up 7% from a year ago. Legalization was favored by every demographic group surveyed. For example, 90% of non-white respondents favored legalization, but so did 87% of whites. A solid 84% of Republicans support a path to citizenship. Both women (90%) and men (87%) favor a legalization program.
The only demographic groups that support building the wall are Republicans (73%), Conservatives (67%), and White Evangelicals (83%).
Patrick Young… Esq.
Your showing your liberalism.
I think you mean to say that the American people are showing their openness to sensible immigration solutions.
Says the shill who makes money off illegals.
Best you can do jcal? That might work in the Alt-Right Twitterverse, but it won’t work here.
I think if you asked Americans rather than just illegal for the poll you would have got a different result
lance, you and I know that this was a poll of U.S. Citizens, so what makes you say something so misleading? Sounds like finding out how few Americans support your position has made you insecure.
You confuse throwing a BS flag as insecure. http://www.gallup.com/poll/4852/americans-clearly-oppose-amnesty-illegal-mexican-immigrants.aspx
Interesting that jcal would use that poll to show I am wrong. The poll he links to is from 2001. What could be a greater sign of insecurity than citing to out-of-date evidence without bothering to note that fact. Do you think we can’t read jcal?
“Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra University. Pat is also a student of immigration history and the author of The Immigrants’ Civil War”.
Nothing like making the numbers fit your preconceived narrative. You are a sleazy person using your credentials to push an agenda.
To propagate the myth that a majority of Americas support rewarding criminal behavior is a stone cold lie.
Carl, poll after poll shows strong majorities of Americans supporting a legalization program.