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New Immigration Polling: General Electorate Strongly Pro-Legalization, Although Republicans Remain Divided

New polling shows that, once again, the general electorate is overwhelmingly in favor of an immigration solution that includes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.  Add those who favor a path to legal status (not citizenship) and by a large margin Americans favor “give them a chance to stay” over “make them leave the … Continue reading »

New Polling Of Latinos: Trump Is Hated, The GOP Brand Is Damaged, And Latinos Are Fired Up

NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo Latino Oversample is Bad News for Republicans  A Latino voter oversample of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll confirms what many suspect: the virulently anti-immigrant campaign of Donald Trump is wildly unpopular among Latinos; the Republican Party’s image and prospects are in serious trouble; and Latinos are highly focused on the election even … Continue reading »

New Polling Shows Trump Has Worst Favorability Rating Among Latinos In GOP Field

Donald Trump: “The Hispanics love me!” “The Hispanics”: Not really. The leading Republican candidate for President frequently likes to boast about his relationship with the Latino electorate, but new polling from Gallup shows that this supposed love affair is about as real as his hairline: Gallup began tracking the images of all the major announced … Continue reading »

Trump Rises in Polls, But Anti-immigrant Views are Huge Problem for Him (and his Party)

The GOP base may be warming up to Donald Trump, according to two news polls. But, a deeper dive into the numbers spells trouble for his prospects. Yesterday, USAToday/Suffolk University released its latest poll showing that Trump has taken the lead among GOP contenders. He leads Jeb Bush 17% – 14%. Two things stand out … Continue reading »

In-Depth Polling Shows that Republicans Are Pandering to 19% of the American Public on Immigration

77% Americans support path to citizenship or legal status; 19% support deportation The Republican Party’s anti-immigrant obsession is driving the GOP in a dangerous direction.  Not only is the Party set to be blamed for shutting down the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), but the DHS funding battle is exposing rifts within the GOP, … Continue reading »

Polling: Two-Thirds of Americans Nationwide Want Clean DHS Funding Bill

Once again, the GOP looks like they’re heading toward a government shutdown.  In the latest talks, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell looks like he might allow a vote on a clean DHS bill, while scheduling a separate vote defunding President Obama’s executive action.  What’s not is whether the House and the anti-immigrant right wing will go … Continue reading »

Independent Poll: Americans Strongly Support New Immigration Policies, Favor Path to Legal Status and Citizenship and Oppose Republican Attempts to Block Executive Actions

New polling from the highly-regarded Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) finds that the American public supports the President’s executive actions on immigration, prefers that Congress focus on passing immigration reform rather than trying to undo the immigration executive actions, and strongly supports a path to legal status and citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Among the key … Continue reading »

Snapshot of Polling and Public Opinion on Immigration Executive Action & Larger Debate

Last updated: February 12, 2015 Examining a range of recent polling and public opinion research on immigration finds a few consistent takeaways: On executive action: A majority of the American public backs the president’s executive actions on immigration, while simultaneously opposing Republican attempts to block or overturn the step forward.  As is true for any … Continue reading »

WSJ/NBC/Telemundo Poll: Latino Support of Obama Spikes After Executive Action

In contrast to some who claim that executive action is actually hurting Obama and the Democrats among Latinos, this week’s WSJ/NBC/Telemundo poll reflects others in finding the opposite.  Latino support for Obama has spiked since executive action, which is going to mean trouble for Latinos in 2016 and beyond. Here are the poll numbers: 57% of Hispanics approve … Continue reading »

Latinos Overwhelmingly Back Immigration Executive Action in Recent Polls

A range of recent polling finds overwhelmingly Latino support in favor of the recently announced executive actions on immigration.  As is true for any new issue, the question wording matters hugely and can influence the specific results.  In particular, recent poll questions that describe the substance of the president’s announced immigration executive actions receive support … Continue reading »