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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 »

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 »