August 3, 2015

70-30 NATION:

Majority of Republicans Backs a Legal Status for Immigrants -- WSJ/NBC Poll (LAURA MECKLER, 8/03/15, WSJ)

Poll participants were given three options for policy regarding illegal immigrants living in the U.S. Among Republicans surveyed, the poll found 36% support a pathway that eventually allows people in the U.S. illegally to become citizens, and 17% favoring a legal status short of citizenship, for a total of 53%.

It found 43% of Republicans saying the U.S. should work to find and deport people who have come to the U.S. illegally.

Among all adults, support for a path to citizenship was the most popular choice, even when respondents were given the chance to choose legal status instead. The poll found that 47% of all adults support a pathway to citizenship. Another 17% support giving this group the right to a legal status short of citizenship, meaning a total of 64% support some sort of legal status.

By contrast, 32% of all adults said they should be deported.

Nativism can't withstand meeting the electorate. Americans are too decent a people.

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