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Obama immigration shift a hit with voters, says new poll
Yahoo News ^ | 6/19/12 | Olivier Knox

Posted on 06/19/2012 8:12:32 AM PDT by YankeeReb

President Barack Obama's high-profile shift on immigration last week — announcing plans to grant temporary legal status to as many as 800,000 undocumented people brought to American soil as children — has the overwhelming support of likely voters in a new Bloomberg poll released Tuesday.

Sixty-four percent of them — and 66% of independents, the frequently up-for-grabs voters thought to decide elections — support the president's decision. The White House has forcefully (and rather implausibly) denied that Obama sought political gain from his announcement. But as recently as March 2011, he had said publicly that he lacked the power to halt such deportations.

The Bloomberg survey found that just 30 percent of likely voters disagreed with the president's plan. Fifty-six percent of likely Republican voters opposed it, while 86% of Democrats supported it. Just 26% of independents sided with the Republican majority in the poll.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; illegals; obama
Barack Obama's high-profile shift on immigration last week — announcing plans to grant temporary legal status to as many as 800,000 undocumented people brought to American soil as children — has the overwhelming support of likely voters ...

I wonder how they'll feel when it's their kids who won't be able to find jobs once these "newly minted citizens" start bringing their relatives over that are still in mexico?

It's all great to be compassionate when it doesn't effect you, but poverty tends to have a "trickle up" effect. Depress the living standards in one sector of the economy and it works its way across the economy. Kind of like a falling tide dropping all boats.

I hope I'm making sense but this story just bugs me on so many levels.

1 posted on 06/19/2012 8:12:43 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: YankeeReb

I’m sure the voters will be really pleased with the violent criminals who will be included in that group.


2 posted on 06/19/2012 8:16:10 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: YankeeReb

Well, obviously they didn’t poll Mitch McConnell.

I hear he’s pretty unhappy.


3 posted on 06/19/2012 8:18:15 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: YankeeReb

Sounds like a “Push Poll” to me.


4 posted on 06/19/2012 8:18:15 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: YankeeReb

Rrriiiggghhhtt!

Who did they ask? Democrats posing as republicans, liberals and illegals? Just as they are having democrats register as republicans. This is nothing more than the extreme leftwingers pandering for votes for their messiah.


5 posted on 06/19/2012 8:18:26 AM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: YankeeReb

How many polls did they have to conduct before they found this one that gave the results they were looking for?


6 posted on 06/19/2012 8:18:59 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: YankeeReb
People answer polls with the response they think they're supposed to give.

All you have to do to get these results is to man the phones with hispanic sounding poll takers.

7 posted on 06/19/2012 8:20:56 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Texas resident

Voters will never know that Obama’s people will be at the border giving work permits to everyone coming across the border ,the executive order just gives them the go ahead


8 posted on 06/19/2012 8:21:48 AM PDT by molson209
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To: mardi59
Who did they ask?

Dont know, but they apparently found 7 people to photograph for the story.

9 posted on 06/19/2012 8:28:03 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: molson209
Voters will never know that Obama’s people will be at the border giving work permits to everyone coming across the border ,the executive order just gives them the go ahead

Yep...And Romney's people will be there handing out job applications for cheap(er) labor...

10 posted on 06/19/2012 8:29:18 AM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: YankeeReb
Before we get to the election King Obama will have bought enough votes to just might get another term. He must be impeached. We will not get rid of him in an elections.
11 posted on 06/19/2012 8:30:29 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: YankeeReb

I don’t think YAHOOOOOO reads their own comment boards....I got a sense from the comments that I saw that this was NOT all that popular....but, then, that is not a sample of illegal hispanics.


12 posted on 06/19/2012 8:32:10 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: mardi59

I remember all the yeas when gun control was a from burner topic. Harris kept coming out with one faked poll after another showing how great numbers of Americans favored handgun confiscation or, barring that, universal gun registration and licensing. But, DUH, come voting days, all th referenda for confiscation and/or licensing were voted down and gn grabbing politicians kept being defeated.

Remember the source, Bloomberg, who favors illegal aliens.


13 posted on 06/19/2012 8:32:10 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: skeeter

LOL

How amazing that they can find illegals to photograph, but they can’t find them when it comes time to deport them. Just amazing.


14 posted on 06/19/2012 8:34:04 AM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: YankeeReb

Give me a break...every poll I saw INCLUDING CBS LOS ANGELES showed anwhere between 76 and 81% OPPOSED. This is typical libtard media horsecrap.


15 posted on 06/19/2012 8:39:16 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: YankeeReb

Polls of this type are useless for anything other than the propaganda effect. People are not going to tell the truth when asked their opinion on something like this.


16 posted on 06/19/2012 8:43:52 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: YankeeReb

The Bloomberg survey: “poppycock”—Dutch. warm horse droppings.


17 posted on 06/19/2012 8:59:41 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: B Knotts

The only POLL I pay attention to comes in early November.


18 posted on 06/19/2012 9:08:19 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: libstripper

You are spot on. They are trying their darndest to make people believe their tripe. Just like they were caught with their lefthanded exit polls. I just pray people are wide awake, or at least coming out of their obama induced stupor.


19 posted on 06/19/2012 9:08:37 AM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: YankeeReb
Sounds as though the polling was done where a lot of the respondents oprimo dos-ed to hear the question in their first language.
20 posted on 06/19/2012 9:11:00 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Texas resident
I’m sure the voters will be really pleased with the violent criminals who will be included in that group.

I was in FL after Castro released his criminals with Jimmy Carter's approval. There were plenty of reports of the new arrivals committing ugly crimes against Americans. As far as I was concerned, Carter committed these crimes against each and every American that was victimized (including murder).

21 posted on 06/19/2012 9:58:28 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: YankeeReb
Obama immigration shift a hit with voters, says new poll

That is why some democrats are not showing up at the dem convention and a dem congressman said Obama is just wrong on this subject.....their internal polls are showing just how popular this idea was.

When you get polls like this you need to know who they polled...the Hispanic community, collage professors, the democrat national convention goers or New Yorkers. This poll means nothing without the very detailed demographics.

22 posted on 06/19/2012 10:07:56 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: YankeeReb
Sure it is.
23 posted on 06/19/2012 10:26:47 AM PDT by South40
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To: YankeeReb
Give me the poll questions, or don't bother me.
If the phrase "illegal aliens" is not a prominent element in the questions, don't bother me.

For the record, I still have absolutely no problem with immigration which conforms to our Constitutional laws, so long as it treats all world areas equally.

24 posted on 06/19/2012 11:16:51 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: YankeeReb

Yahoo SO TOO funny!


25 posted on 06/19/2012 7:55:10 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; one box left.)
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