Skip to comments.Poll Finds a Boost for Obama on Handling Immigration (Path to Citizenship favored by majority)
Posted on 02/06/2013 7:35:35 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Public approval of Barack Obamas 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 presidents advantage on the issue among nonwhites generally and Hispanics in particular, and the Republican Partys 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 Obamas 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. Its 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.
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A ready poll, ..... How convinient.
That is how we lost the Republic.
The media are not reporters but democrat political activists and so are pure unadulterated evil,socialist pieces of crap
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
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.
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.
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.
Is there anyone on Free Republic,so stupiod, that they would accept a Washington Post or ABC poll as honest and truthful?
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!”
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
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.
What is his citizenship?
Poll shows lemmings favor jumping off cliff for their leader
ABC = Ardent Barack Cheerleaders
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
By the way, I do support Rubio IF he really wants to secure the border first.
Pick a number any number the manure spreader works with any of them.
Consider the source another push poll endorsing the Messiah's handling of immigration by his in the tank buddies at ABC News/Washington Post.