In August 2010, Ipsos Public Affairs conducted a pollof 601 registered voters in Colorado for Reuters. The margin of error for the poll is +/- 4.0% for the sample of registered voters; +/-4.6% for likely voters; +/-6.1% for the subsample of registered Democrats; and +/-5.9% for the subsample of registered Republicans.
Two-thirds of Colorado voters believe that undocumented immigrants should be given a path to citizenship if they have a clean record, pay a fine and pay their taxes.The poll found that 64 percent of Colorado voters agreed with the statement “A person residing illegally in the United States with a clean record should be able to pay a fine, their taxes, and then have the opportunity to become US citizens.”
Fifty-eight percent of Colorado voters oppose mass deportation.The poll found that 58 percent of Colorado voters disagreed with the statement: “all people residing illegally in the United States should be detained and sent back to their home country, with no exceptions.”
Sixty-two percent of Colorado voters want the government to deport only undocumented immigrants who have committed other crimes, and allow the rest to stay in the country.The poll found that 62 percent of Colorado voters agreed that “People residing illegally in the United States who are arrested for other crimes should be sent back to their home country, but the rest left alone.”