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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 »

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 »