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The American Election Eve Poll (AEEP), a massive poll of over 15,000 voters from all backgrounds, finds that Americans are strongly pro-immigrant and support fair and generous immigration policies, including a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
The poll was sponsored by a consortium of over 20 organizations and conducted by Latino Decisions, Asian American Decisions and the African American Research Collaborative. It contains robust samples of Latino/Latinx, African American, Native American, Asian/Pacific Islander Americans, and White Americans.
KEY IMMIGRATION FINDINGS
Q: Which immigration statement do you agree with most:
“Our immigration policy should focus on enforcement and border security first, including deporting those here illegally, cracking down on abuse of our asylum laws, and finishing the border wall,” OR “Our immigration policy should focus on creating a humane system that is fair to all, including stopping the separation of children from their parents, establishing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who work and live here, and creating new laws to ensure there is a fair process for people to legally enter the country.”
Answers below are ‘fair and humane system’ vs. ‘enforcement and border security first’:
- Latinos: 79-19%
- African Americans: 82-17%
- Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: 69-26%
- American Indians: 68-31%
- Whites: 55-44%
Q: We should end the policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border.
Yes – No:
- Latinos: 87-11%
- African Americans: 90-10%
- Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: 81-15%
- American Indians: 79-20%
- Whites: 78-21%
Q: We should establish a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who come forward, are up to date on their taxes, and pass a background check.
Yes – No:
- Latinos: 90-9%
- African Americans: 90-9%
- Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: 81-14%
- American Indians: 85-15%
- Whites: 81-19%
Q: We should reward undocumented immigrants who have risked their lives as essential workers during the pandemic with the opportunity to apply for citizenship in America.
Yes – No:
- Latinos: 83-16%
- African Americans: 84-15%
- Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: 75-21%
- American Indians: 70-29%
- Whites: 63-36%
According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:
“Support for immigrants and refugees, and fair and humane immigration policies, has never been stronger.
A strong majority of Americans — Black and White, Latino and Asian-American, native and newcomer, young and old – are pro-immigrant. This multiracial, multigenerational majority supports a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants as well as a fair and humane immigration system.
On immigration, Trump seems to have forced the American people to choose. They have.”
Key Information About the American Election Eve Poll
The 2020 American Election Eve Poll surveyed over 15,000 voters of all backgrounds. The poll oversamples of Latino/Latinx, African American, Native American, Asian/Pacific Islander American, and rural voters, and includes a robust poll of White Americans.
The state-specific samples are large enough to draw conclusions for Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.
The interactive website https://electioneve2020.com/ enablers users to access the full array of poll data.
Pollsters and Sponsors
Sponsoring organizations include: AAPI Civic Engagement Fund, NAACP, America’s Voice, UnidosUS, Advancement Project, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Community Change, Demos, Faith In Action, Florida Alliance, Indivisible, League of Conservation Voters, Momento Latino, National Congress of American Indians, National Domestic Workers Alliance, National Urban League, Race Forward, RuralOrganizing.org, SEIU, Vera Institute of Justice, Voter Participation Center.