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Poll Finds a Boost for Obama on Handling Immigration (Path to Citizenship favored by majority)
ABC News ^ | 02/06/2013 | Greg Holyk

Posted on 02/06/2013 7:35:35 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Public approval of Barack Obama’s handling of immigration has jumped to a career high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, buttressed by majority support for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and, much more broadly, endorsement of stricter border control.

While the president lacks majority approval on the issue overall, slightly more Americans now approve than disapprove of his approach, by 49 vs. 43 percent. Obama was underwater on the issue – just 38 percent approved, while 52 percent disapproved – as recently as last July. See PDF with full results, charts and tables here.

In terms of specific policies, an overwhelming 83 percent support stricter border control, including 64 percent who are “strongly” supportive; only 15 percent are opposed. Fewer, 55 percent, also favor a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, with 41 percent opposed.

GROUPS – There are vast differences among groups, underscoring the president’s advantage on the issue among nonwhites generally and Hispanics in particular, and the Republican Party’s challenges in finding support within the party for an immigration policy that can boost its support among Hispanics.

Specifically, 67 percent of Hispanics and 71 percent of nonwhites overall approve of Obama’s handling of immigration, compared with 38 percent of whites. And a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants is supported by 82 percent of Hispanics and 71 percent of all nonwhites, as well as by nearly seven in 10 Democrats and just over half of independents. It’s supported by fewer than half of whites, 47 percent; Republicans, 42 percent; and by just 37 percent of adults who describe themselves as very conservative politically.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2013polls; bho44; bhoillegals; citizenship; illegals; immigration; obama

1 posted on 02/06/2013 7:35:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

A ready poll, ..... How convinient.

Trusting polls.

That is how we lost the Republic.


2 posted on 02/06/2013 7:40:27 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The media are not reporters but democrat political activists and so are pure unadulterated evil,socialist pieces of crap


3 posted on 02/06/2013 7:40:55 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: SeekAndFind

more fake polls and fake “news” from the news media

The news media are not reporters but democrat political activists and so are pure unadulterated evil,socialist pieces of crap


4 posted on 02/06/2013 7:41:54 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is already a path to citizenship, duh. Go home and apply for citizenship. I bet the pollster didn’t inform the polled about it.


5 posted on 02/06/2013 7:41:59 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

These days, it seems anything Obama demands, Americans support. He could announce he has signed an executive order legitimizing pedophilia, and 49% would think it’s a great idea.


6 posted on 02/06/2013 7:45:11 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Sir Napsalot

RE: Trusting polls.

That is how we lost the Republic.

___________________

Well, what to say?

The polls FReepers tended to trust last November (e.g. Rasmussen, Gallup) were WRONG, and the polls FReepers tended to distrust (including NY Times Democrat pundit, Nate Silver) were RIGHT.


7 posted on 02/06/2013 7:46:08 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: ScottinVA

Is there anyone on Free Republic,so stupiod, that they would accept a Washington Post or ABC poll as honest and truthful?


8 posted on 02/06/2013 7:47:13 AM PST by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind

ABC Pollster to citizen: “You’re not one of those morons who hate the president for trying to help immigrants are you?”

citizen: “um... no”

ABC: “Good ! Another +1 for Obama - ka-ching!”


9 posted on 02/06/2013 7:49:17 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Venturer

not here , but the news media will put this into everyone’s tv and radio ,etc and most Americans who want to see what is going on or are just around a tv or radio will believe this brainwashing lies that the news media says is news


10 posted on 02/06/2013 7:49:16 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: SeekAndFind

If more people were aware of some of the images we post here, specifically that picture of a bunch of illegals grabbing their ‘junk’ and flipping the bird to the camera, or MS-13 gangbanger types with tattoos covering every square inch of their bodies including their faces, maybe they wouldn’t be so amenable to letting the wetbacks stay.


11 posted on 02/06/2013 7:58:40 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What is his citizenship?


12 posted on 02/06/2013 8:07:55 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: SeekAndFind
67 percent of Hispanics and 71 percent of nonwhites overall approve of Obama’s handling of immigration, compared with 38 percent of whites

And that, in a nutshell, is why he is doing it. A near perfect wedge issue to sow racial disharmony and discord.

Of course once blacks wake up and realize that they now have competition for the title of Most Favored Minority Group status, this could cut the other way.


13 posted on 02/06/2013 8:31:25 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Poll shows lemmings favor jumping off cliff for their leader


14 posted on 02/06/2013 8:53:42 AM PST by Hayzo
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To: SeekAndFind

ABC = Ardent Barack Cheerleaders


15 posted on 02/06/2013 8:54:34 AM PST by John Freeman
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To: SeekAndFind

Our New Happy Lives Under Comrade Obama’s MSM Boot-heel

‘Comrades!’ cried an eager youthful voice. ‘Attention, comrades! We have glorious news for you. We have won the immigration battle! Returns now completed of proles polls throughout the North American Union show that support for Comrade Obama’s wise policies have risen by no less than 112% per cent over the past year!
“All over the NAU this morning there were irrepressible spontaneous demonstrations when workers marched out of factories and offices and paraded through the streets with banners voicing their gratitude to Big Brother for the new, happy life which his wise leadership has bestowed upon us.
“Here are some of the completed figures—ER matching funds, 938%; middle school abortifacients, 340%; Mexican automatic arms exports, 90%; EBT card issuances, 99% ... “
Already Been Chewed news ministry


16 posted on 02/06/2013 8:58:30 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Come on, tell the truth. Considering these sources it had to be a push poll meant to prepare our minds for the coming amnesty of 10 to 20 million socialist democrats that are in this country illegally living off of the hard working tax payers. Part of any immigration reform should include the elimination of the anchor baby provision. Has anyone in DC even mentioned eliminating that provision in this go around? p>
17 posted on 02/06/2013 9:00:21 AM PST by drypowder
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To: SeekAndFind
Polls are often used by totalitarian wannabes to create the illusion of public support! Call your media representatives and tell them YOU DO NOT SUPPORT Obama!!

By the way, I do support Rubio IF he really wants to secure the border first.

18 posted on 02/06/2013 9:28:32 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

Pick a number any number the manure spreader works with any of them.


19 posted on 02/06/2013 9:54:29 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind
Barack Obama’s handling of immigration has jumped to a career high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll ...

Consider the source another push poll endorsing the Messiah's handling of immigration by his in the tank buddies at ABC News/Washington Post.

20 posted on 02/06/2013 10:01:29 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: SeekAndFind

Let me guess how the first two questions were worded:

Question 1:
YES or NO, “Do you believe that poor, innocent immigrant children who have spent their entire adolescent lives here in America should be allowed to stay in America permanently?”

Question 2:
“Or, are you a heartless SOB that thinks poor children should be RIPPED from their parents hands and forced to live in squalor in some unfamiliar, unknown country which speaks a foreign language which they neither understand nor comprehend, thereby almost ensuring their demise and death? Well...do you think like this you bigot...YES or NO, which one is it?”


21 posted on 02/06/2013 10:09:00 AM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: ExTxMarine

remember that girl who was at a local council meeting or something testifying and she perjured herself when she stated she couldn’t speak spanish?

The media is lying about all the polls, I hope the low information voters realize this.

no one has mentioned automatic birthright citizenship


22 posted on 02/09/2013 11:27:27 PM PST by jdirt
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To: ExTxMarine

remember that girl who was at a local council meeting or something testifying and she perjured herself when she stated she couldn’t speak spanish?

The media is lying about all the polls, I hope the low information voters realize this.

no one has mentioned automatic birthright citizenship


23 posted on 02/09/2013 11:27:42 PM PST by jdirt
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