May 6, 2014

THE RIGHT ISN'T CONSERVATIVE:

Polling Immigration (JASON L. RILEY, May 6, 2014 , WSJ)

[D]oes the immigration commentary so often heard in conservative media accurately reflect the sentiments of most Republican voters? Not according to the polls. Here's the exact wording of a Fox News survey question from January:

Which of the following comes closest to your view about what government policy should be toward illegal immigrants currently in the United States?

1. Send all illegal immigrants back to their home country?

2. Have a guest worker program that allows immigrants to remain in the United States to work, but only for a limited amount of time?

3. Allow illegal immigrants to remain in the country and eventually qualify for U.S. citizenship, but only if they meet certain requirements like paying back taxes, learning English, and passing a background check?

4. Don't know.

Some 68 percent of all respondents, and 60 percent of Republican respondents, chose the citizenship option--i.e., "amnesty."
Posted by at May 6, 2014 7:36 PM
  
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