The Washington Post claims recently that he has high approval numbers and he’s not vulnerable and that SC generally favors immigration reform, etc, but we’ll see. I know the grassroots hates the guy. Praying he gets dumped.
The only reason comprehensive immigration reform of the Schumer-Rubio-Graham type polls well in SC or any other state is because pollsters present a fantasy version of it to poll respondents, just like Graham and the media present a fantasy version of it to the public.
Do most South Carolinians know that Graham’s bill would massively increase legal immigration? I doubt it. And considering that nationwide polls show a vast majority of Americans opposed to increasing legal immigration, it’s a safe bet that probably an even larger majority of South Carolinians oppose it.
Are South Carolinians aware that the allegedly tough enforcement and punitive measures have no teeth, and that the Homeland Security secretary has vast discretion in applying enforcement?
Are South Carolinians aware that Graham’s bill would allow criminal illegal aliens to get on the path to citizenship?
I’m sure the answer to these questions is NO. Neither the Gang of Eight or the media have bothered informing the public about the huge increase in legal immigration that the bill would unleash, and they’ve either misled or outright lied about how tough the bill would be on illegal immigrants and how effective it would be in stopping future illegal immigration.
If the public were told the truth about the Gang of Eight’s monstrous bill, they’d be overwhelmingly opposed.
Hopefully Graham’s primary opponents will make Graham defend these indefensible aspects of the bill, and not simply get in a back and forth over the meaning of the word ‘amnesty.’