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Fox News Poll Shows 2 out of 3 Support Path to Citizenship

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A Fox News poll released this past week show two-thirds of respondents support giving out of status immigrants a pathway to US citizenship (including 60% of Republican voters). The number who supported deporting those individuals dropped to a three year low at just 15%. 81% of voters support establishing a guest worker program for out of status immigrants.


The poll is consistent with many that have come out over the last few years. And the timing is important. Fox News is hardly going to be accused of having a left wing bias and Republican House members this week are going to be pressed by their local media and constituents to state their positions on immigration. That's because their party leaders are releasing an outline of their strategy for immigration lawmaking and it will include a pathway to at least legalization as well as a guest worker program. If one is genuinely against the plan, then perhaps the Fox News poll shouldn't matter. But for those who think opposing immigration reform is good politics, then they're simply wrong.

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  1. Jack2's Avatar
    But for those who think opposing immigration reform is good politics, then they're simply wrong.
    That's debatable. The poll you cite does not address "good politics" (or political expediency). That would be a question like this:

    27. If a candidate for Congress supports - a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who held this position, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?
    Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht Blk Hsp
    More likely 27% 13% 44% 25% 26% 28% 24% 27% 46%
    Less likely 38 52 22 41 41 35 41 29 18
    No difference 31 31 30 30 29 33 31 39 31
    DK/NA 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5


    http://www.quinnipiac.edu/images/pol...14_ur6yh4.pdf/


    This is about as pure a poll question as you can get about which side is politically expedient for a politician. It indicates that the mass legalization position will cost you votes and it will really cost you with Republican voters (52% to 13% or 4 to 1), to the extent that it makes you theoretically vulnerable to being primaried by a pro-rule of law challenger.

    I remember a
    ABC News/Washington Post poll from last spring (during S. 744 and dealing with legal status as opposed to citizenship in the recent Quinnipiac one). It was revealing of which side will hold a wrong vote on immigration against you. It asked if you agreed with a candidate on other issues, could you support a candidate for Congress who voted for/against a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants, or not? 48% of pro-legalization people could still support a candidate who votes against legal status. This is more than could not (44%). By contrast, only 31% of anti-legalization people could still support a candidate who votes for legal status. 60%, about two to one, could not.


    The poll you cite is pretty ridiculous on its face. It only offers 3 options:

    Deport all.
    Guest worker all.
    Allow all to stay if they meet "requirements" which in the real world will never be required, e.g., learn English. Pay back taxes is also a classic misleading poll booster considering the income level required to even owe income tax, the assessed back taxes trick, etc. Oh, and they throw in background check, which would be cursory at best.




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