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12 State-Specific Polls: New Pathways to Citizenship in Budget Package Are Overwhelmingly Popular

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New state-specific polling from Data for Progress in 12 states finds that the new pathways to citizenship proposals of Democrats’ budget package are overwhelmingly popular in each state, with an average of 68-25% support in the 12 states and ranging from a low of 62-35% support in Montana to a high of 80-15% support in Oregon.

The question asked: “Do you support or oppose legislation that would create an earned path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, people who are contributing and working here legally due to war or natural disaster in their home countries, and farmworkers and other essential workers?”

In every state, the pro-immigration sentiment is the strong majority: 

  • Oregon: 80-15%; Washington: 73-21%; Colorado: 71-22%; New Hampshire: 70-27%; North Carolina: 69-23%; Arizona: 68-25%; Wisconsin: 68-24%; Pennsylvania: 66-28%; West Virginia: 66-26%; Michigan: 65-25%; Georgia: 63-27%; and Montana: 62-25%

The new state-specific polling mirrors the findings on other recent polling on citizenship – see here for an updated poll roundup.

According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: 

Through these polls, the American people are speaking loudly and clearly. They want Congress to begin fixing our dysfunctional immigration system by creating pathways to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants. The support extends across state lines and party lines. It’s time for Democrats in Congress to use every ounce of their majority to respond to this public support with a legislative breakthrough.