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By consistently strong majorities, Americans want a fair, common sense plan to fix our broken immigration system. In 2009 as in previous years, voters want the President and Congress to advance an immigration plan that legalizes the undocumented workforce and requires them to pay taxes; levels the playing field for workers and employers; and restores the rule of law. The same was true in the run-up to the 2008 elections, when swing voters chose candidates who offered practical solutions to the broken immigration system over those who offered just empty rhetoric.
New polling and updated analysis by America’s Voice and America’s Voice Education Fund show that Latino voters are poised to play a major role in politics in 2010 and beyond. The updated research reveals how Latinos will impact the 2010 Census and 2010 Elections, as well as how they view parties and the issue of immigration reform.
A new survey from Benenson Strategy Group shows continued strong support for comprehensive immigration reform across the spectrum, including Republican voters. This is a clear case where the conventional wisdom about the politics of immigration is dead wrong. Read on for a snapshot of where Republican voters are on the issue, by the numbers.
A new survey from Benenson Strategy Group shows continued strong support for comprehensive immigration reform across the spectrum, including Independent voters. This is a clear case where the conventional wisdom about the politics of immigration is just plain wrong. Read on for a snapshot of where Independent voters are on the issue, by the numbers.
A poll of 800 likely 2010 general election voters finds that support for comprehensive immigration reform remains strong, even in a down economy. This latest research tests public opinion at three crucial moments of time – November 2008, May 2009, and December 2009 and finds continued strong support for comprehensive immigration reform. Support for reform also crosses party lines, with majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents favoring the comprehensive solution to a temporary fix or mass deportation.
A recent survey from Benenson Strategy Group shows strong support for comprehensive immigration reform across the spectrum, including Republican voters. This is a clear case where the conventional wisdom about the politics of immigration is dead wrong. Read on for a snapshot of where Republican voters are on the issue, by the numbers.
A recent survey from Benenson Strategy Group shows strong support for comprehensive immigration reform across the spectrum, including Independent voters. This is a clear case where the conventional wisdom about the politics of immigration is just plain wrong. Read on for a snapshot of where Independent voters are on the issue, by the numbers.
A poll of 500 likely voters each in three battleground Congressional districts finds strong support for comprehensive immigration reform. Majorities of voters in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District, and California’s 3rd Congressional District believe that comprehensive reform will help taxpayers and is a fair solution to our broken immigration system. They also believe that Congress can and should address immigration reform at the same time it handles other issues. Nearly two-thirds of respondents in these districts support comprehensive immigration reform when asked generically, while nearly nine in ten support comprehensive reform upon hearing a description of the policy’s details.
On Tuesday, June 2nd, pollsters Pete Brodnitz and Celinda Lake joined immigration and political experts Simon Rosenberg and Frank Sharry on a telephonic conference call to analyze American voters’ attitudes towards tackling immigration reform this year. Research from Benenson Strategy Group and Lake Research Partners shows that the American people want a solution to our broken immigration system, even during a down economy, and are frustrated with Washington’s inaction.
A poll of 1,000 likely voters throughout the country finds widespread support for a comprehensive immigration reform across demographics. The majority of participants perceive an economic and fiscal benefit to immigration reform and want Congress to address the economy and immigration reform simultaneously. While approximately 2/3 of voters support reform prior to hearing key components of the legislation, a detailed description of a comprehensive reform proposal receives support from nearly 9 in 10 voters.
A series of six focus groups finds that the economy has put voters in a problem-solving state of mind. They strongly support common-sense solutions to fixing the broken immigration system. Several key swing demographic groups in Kansas City, MO, Atlanta, GA, and Phoenix, AZ, strongly favored the specifics of a comprehensive immigration reform proposal in which undocumented immigrants register, pay taxes, learn English, pass a criminal background check, and apply for citizenship. Participants broadly rejected proposals focused on mass-deportation.
The results of a new poll of Hispanic voters in thirteen key states shows the importance of comprehensive immigration reform to Hispanic voters, underscores their belief that immigration reform should be a priority this year, and highlights the challenges and opportunities for both Republicans and Democrats on this important issue.
Among many new findings, the poll found strong support for the President-elect and the new Democratic Congress among Latino voters. This comes with high expectations on the part of Latinos to see their communities do better over the next four years. Nearly 70% of Latino voters expect the situation for Latinos to improve under the Obama Administration. These hopes are higher among immigrant voters with 3 of every 4 indicating that they expect a better lot with Barack Obama being elected President.
New polling sponsored by America’s Voice and Immigration08.com found that a large majority of voters broadly supports comprehensive immigration reform. Supporters of enforcement-only policies may be loud, but there are not very many of them. In this difficult economy, voters are more likely to support immigration reforms that move undocumented workers out of the shadows and onto the tax rolls. Common sense solutions that help the economy and immigration policy are a win-win.
Click on more to view the powerpoints of exit polling in Chicago, LA, and Miami on “The Immigration Issue and the 2008 Presidential Election”: Here’s a summary.
A new national survey of Latino Protestant registered voters assesses their views on immigration and the 2008 election. This growing voting bloc reported viewing immigration as a key factor in influencing their vote- on par with abortion and more important than gay marriage. Many respondents said immigration issues have a big influence on their choice of candidate, and that they consider immigration to be a faith issue.
The NALEO Educational Fund poll was based on a bilingual telephone survey of 1,600 Latino voters in Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and Nevada, conducted Aug. 18 through Sept. 10, 2008. According to the poll, Latino voters are growing in numbers in important swing states such as Nevada, Colorado, Florida and New Mexico, where 46 electoral votes are in play. Turnout is expected to be high among Latinos, with nearly 90 percent of poll respondents saying they are “almost certain” to vote.
Immigration is a top priority for Latinos surveyed in the National Survey of Latinos. Those surveyed preferred Sen. Barack Obama, D-Il., over Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., 66 percent to 23 percent. The poll also found that 49 percent of respondents said the Democratic Party has more concern for Hispanics, while 7 percent said the same of the Republican Party.