Between February 15-26, 2013, Latino Decisions conducted a poll of 800 Latino registered voter and a margin of error of +/-3.5.
• 32% of Latinos would be more likely to vote GOP if Republican leaders “work hard” to pass immigration reform; 39% of Latinos would be less likely to vote GOP if the House blocks it. 32% of Latino voters said that they’d be more likely to vote Republican “if the leaders of the Republican worked hard to get a bill passed with Republican votes that includes a pathway to citizenship.” 39% of Latino voters said they would be less likely to vote Republican “if a bill passes the U.S. Senate, but then gets defeated because Republicans in the House of Representatives vote it down.”
• Latino voters strongly favor a path to citizenship without border triggers…. When read off two competing immigration proposals—one that includes a clear path to citizenship without linking it to border security and one that makes citizenship contingent on border security—Latino voters favored the plan with a clear path to citizenship over the plan which makes citizenship contingent on border security by a 70%-25% margin.
…and a plan that allows undocumented immigrants to wait as little as possible before applying for green cards. When asked how much time undocumented immigrants need to wait before becoming eligible to apply for a green card and then citizenship, 79% indicated 5 years or less. Only 15% chose 5-10 years, 2% said 10-15 years, and 2% said never.