June 12, 2014
NATIVISM IS UNCHRISTIAN, AND IT'S A CHRISTIAN PARTY:
Primary Voters for Immigration (WSJ, June 11, 2014)
Posted by Orrin Judd at June 12, 2014 8:15 PMVeteran GOP pollster Whit Ayres surveyed 1,000 GOP primary voters, including talk radio listeners (17% of the sample) and tea party supporters (26%). The poll found strong support for a step-by-step approach that includes the elements that have been part of most reform proposals: border enforcement, earned legal status after paying a fine and back taxes, a temporary worker program, and going to the back of the line to gain citizenship down the road, and so on. By 56% to 36%, these voters supported some kind of legal status "like a worker permit" without full citizenship. But even earned citizenship was only narrowly opposed, 48% to 44%. The GOP voters even supported the much-maligned bill that passed the Senate last year once it was described to them--by three to one.