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In 14 of 16 GOP Primary Exit Polls, Voters Support Legalization over Deportation

Exit polling from yesterday’s primary contests included some questions relevant to immigration policy and politics. Below is a snapshot of information from yesterday as well as from earlier in the 2016 primary season. In each of yesterday’s 5 states with Republican primary exit polls, GOP primary voters supported offering undocumented immigrants “a chance to apply for … Continue reading »

The Disconnect on Immigration Between Trump’s Success & Pro-Legalization Exit Polling in GOP Primaries

In Donald Trump, the Republican Party seems on track to nominate a candidate running the most explicitly nativist and anti-immigrant campaign in recent American history. Simultaneously, Republican primary exit polling in state after state is demonstrating that, despite the front-runner’s obsession with this issue, among the electorate it ranks last in a list of four top priorities and in … Continue reading »

New Polling: Donald Trump is Recipe for GOP General Election Disaster

Trump Is Gaining Acceptance from More in the GOP, But Less So With the Rest of the Public Washington, DC—New polling from MSNBC/Telemundo/Marist underscores how Donald Trump is corroding our national politics and the Republican Party’s general election chances. The poll, which includes a Latino voter oversample, demonstrates that general election voters as a whole … Continue reading »

Nueva encuesta: los votantes, incluyendo republicanos, apoyan la opción “Permanezcan aquí” en lugar de “Váyanse a su país”

Frank Sharry: “Los líderes republicanos han manejado mal el tema migratorio de  manera increíble. Están en contra del 69% del país y del 57% de sus propios votantes”  Washington, DC – Una gran mayoría del pueblo estadounidense está lista para una reforma migratoria que incluya una vía al estatus legal y a la ciudadanía. Una … Continue reading »

New Poll: Voters, Including Republicans, Support “Stay Here” Over “Go Home”

Frank Sharry: “Republican leaders have mishandled immigration in spectacular fashion. They are at odds with 69% of the country and 57% of their own voters” Washington, DC – A strong majority of the American people are ready for immigration reform that includes a path to legal status and citizenship.  A strong majority of Republicans support either … Continue reading »

New Poll Shows Trump at 11% with Latinos, a Far Cry from the 42% – 47% the GOP Needs to Win in 2016

Frank Sharry: The GOP Is On Course to Create A Turbo-Charged Version Of The 2012 Cycle That Could Make The Republicans’ Past Problems With Latino Voters Look Quaint Washington, DC – Republicans, you have a problem.  Your candidates and your party are indeed building a wall – between Latino voters and your party. New polling … Continue reading »

Everyone Wants Immigration Reform Except Republican Politicians

New Pew Poll Shows Strong, Durable Support for Legal Status Across Party Lines Washington, DC – Amidst a backdrop of intra-GOP chaos, anew Pew Research Center poll shows broad, cross-party agreement on the crux of the immigration policy debate: what to do with the 11 million immigrants in this country without legal status. “The American people know what needs to … Continue reading »

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 »