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This week our Immigration08.com partner NDN released the results of a new set of polls that evaluate where voters in the key battleground states of Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada stand on the issue of immigration reform. An executive summary of the poll’s findings is available here, and the complete presentation is available here.
Like dozens of national polls before them, the NDN poll results show that voters in these states overwhelmingly support comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for undocumented workers. They blame the federal government for inaction on the issue, and prefer the policies of candidate Obama and the Democratic Party to those of candidate McCain and the Republican Party.
Despite overwhelming data to the contrary, some candidates seem to think that cowering to the restrictionists, personified by Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh, on the immigration issue is a safe or even wise electoral strategy. NDN’s results in key battleground states-states that will determine who is the next President of the United States–prove conventional wisdom wrong once again.