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New Immigration Polling: 70% Support for Pathway to Citizenship

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Washington, DC – New polling from NewsNation/Decision Desk HQ finds that the American public remains strongly supportive of a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants:

  • 70-30% support for citizenship for undocumented immigrants. When asked, “Do you support or oppose a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the United States?” a combined 69.5% support citizenship versus 30.5% that oppose. 
  • Intensity favors citizenship supporters. 32.2% “strongly” support while 14.4% “strongly” oppose.  

The new polling echoes earlier February polling from PRRI that showed 76% of Americans support the legalization of undocumented immigrants, including 62% who support citizenship. 

For more on Americans’ consistent support for legal status for undocumented immigrants over time, visit this roundup from America’s Voice here.

According to Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice, 

Once again, this poll shows that Americans remain strongly and consistently supportive of citizenship for undocumented immigrants. It’s a point of durable consensus and a broadly popular issue despite Republicans’ relentless, race-based, and increasingly unhinged anti-immigrant attacks. In the face of these findings and right wing opposition, Democrats should lean in to deliver on the legislative solutions they have promised and executive actions to protect long-term residents and allow them to work legally. Democrats should demonstrate confidence on immigration, knowing that the American public is with them and want practical solutions.