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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 »

Two Key Points on Executive Action & Immigration from Recent Polling

Below are two key points and insights from recent polling in the wake of President Obama’s executive action on immigration: 1.      Most Americans support the substance of President Obama’s new immigration policies and oppose Republican attempts to block or overturn them Public Religion Research Institute: A new poll from PRRI found that by … Continue reading »

New Poll: Latino Support for Hillary in 2016 Depends on Her Stance on Executive Action on Immigration

Cross-posted from Latino Decisions: New Poll Shows 2016 Latino Votes Will Follow Candidates who Want to Continue and Extend President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration During the November 2014 midterms Latino voters said the number one issue they wanted Congress and the President to address was immigration reform.  Today, new nationalpoll findings of Latino voters reveal … Continue reading »

By Wide Margin, Americans Support Obama's Immigration Policy

New polling from CNN shows very strong support for the policy behind Obama’s immigration executive action: President Barack Obama’s policy of halting deportations for the undocumented parents of children born in the U.S. is popular — but his method for implementing it is not. Only 26% of Americans think Obama’s plan for those immigrants goes … Continue reading »

Latino Decisions: 89% of Latino Voters Support Obama's Executive Action

This morning,, NALACC, Mi Familia Vota, and Latino Decisions released a new poll of Latino voters on President Obama’s new executive action for immigrants — and the findings should scare the heck out of Republicans.  While both Republican members of Congress and the right-wing base are losing it over Obama’s announcement, fully 89% of Latino voters support the executive … Continue reading »

The Reason Why Obama is Giving a Major Speech in Nevada

Cross-posted from Latino Decisions In January 2013, President Obama chose Del Sol High School in Las Vegas to make his remarks outlining his administration’s comprehensive immigration reform principles. Part victory rally, part policy speech, the event was a clear thank-you to the state’s Latino and organized-labor communities for their 2012 support and a down payment … Continue reading »

Making Sense of Polling on Immigration: Americans Strongly Prefer Action Over Inaction

With the debate over immigration executive action in full swing, here are three key points regarding public opinion and the polling instruments used to measure it: 1)      If you ask a misleading question, you’ll get an inaccurate response.  Polling from USA Today released this week asks, “Should President Obama take executive action this year to … Continue reading »