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POLL: March 2010–Resurgent Republic/The Tarrance Group (Latino Voters)

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On behalf of the conservative group Resurgent Republic, The Tarrance Group conducted a national poll of 800 Hispanic voters from March 7-10, 2010.  The margin of error was +/- 3.5%.

Sixty-six percent of Hispanic voters believe Congress should take a comprehensive approach to immigration reform rather than a border security first approach.  A majority of all three partisan affiliations support the comprehensive approach: 56% of Republicans, 62% of Independents and 73% of Democrats.

Seventy percent of the Hispanic electorate supports undocumented immigrants being allowed to earn a path to citizenship. Fifty-threepercent of Hispanic voters “strongly” support this approach. Support for this approach stretches across the partisan spectrum: 62% of Republicans, 62% of Independents, and 77% of Democrats.

Hispanic voters agree that, because the weak economy has slowed undocumented migration, now is a good time to pass immigration reform. Fifty-six percent of Hispanic voters agree with this sentiment, while 37% disagree. Those who agree include 50% of Republicans, 52% of Independents, and 61% of Democrats.

Hispanic voters are evenly split (47% to 47%) when asked if President Obama has broken his promise to pass immigration reform.  When asked if Obama is delaying immigration reform to keep other Democratic interest groups happy, 46% agree while 48% disagree. In addition, a majority of Hispanic voters (57%) disagree with the assertion that Democrats in Congress and President Obama plan to use immigration reform only as a political issue and never intend to pass comprehensive immigration reform.