Skip to comments.Poll indicates support for immigration reform
Posted on 11/07/2013 11:30:00 AM PST by jimbo123
A new poll being released later Thursday could send a warning to politicians nationwide: Oppose immigration reform at your peril.
The results from the survey, sponsored by a trio of GOP-friendly groups and provided to POLITICO in advance, indicate that voters will be warmer toward politicians who favor immigration reform, an effort that faces an uphill battle in the Republican-led House.
Organizations that put together the poll includes Spiess group (Republicans for Immigration Reform), as well as the Partnership for a New American Economy, the pro-reform coalition headed up by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Compete America, a tech-industry coalition backing reform.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Intensity of support matters. If 20% of the voters will vote against you if you support immigration reform, the wishy-washy guys who would kind of like immigration reform if it’s not too much trouble won’t save you.
Yeah, just like the polls that said TMac was going to crush Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia by double digits.
they do favor a temporary farm worker program that provides for the temps going home after the work season ends.
and they do want the borders sealed.
Another poll says all of America like sugar cookies. It doesn’t mean they will get them, however.
Despite Seung Kim’s cheerleading, immigration ‘reform’ is where it was in 2007 which is why both parties jawbone it but know better than to act on it.
And a poll of the supreme Court justices provided us with the right to kill our own children. So what. what does the constitution provide.
Are we a mob rule nation? Or a nation of rules based on natural law?
Who are they polling? Illegals?
Someone with the know-how needs to start exposing who is commissioning these polls. They’re not random samplings, someone is footing the bill.
It’s dead, Jim.
B/S!! No amnesty!!
For the last 40 years, the Party of Government (both Democrat wing and Republican wing) has done all it can to replace American voters with Mexicans.
No agendas here, nothing to be suspicious about. Seems all good, true and above-board. Just some anonymous but honest RINOs are teaming up with their good friends at Politico to help the nation out of bind, and showing what selfless public servants are all about.
Let’s put them in Bloomin Idiots and Facebook punk’s neighborhoods (to live, not to clean their toilets)
And see how much enthusiasm the hypocrite elites have
So three push polls... conducted by three pro amnesty GOP groups... published by Politico... Equals Bogus!
Everyone is for “Reform”, who wouldn’t be?
It’s Open-Borders AMNESTY they are against.
Wording means everything.
The libs are being told we are against IMMIGRATION.
We aren’t, we are against ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. Be sure to ask them if they know the difference.
This is great! The gop is dumb enough and unprincipled enough to go for this - which means it will die that much quicker!!
DIE RINO party, DIE!!!
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The poll was conducted in a Home Depot parking lot.
Hey, what the heck, I’m in favor of immigration reform myself. We start by building a wall...
We had a workable temporary farm worker program in Kalifornia 50+ years ago that worked well. It can be done when there is the political will to do so.
The poll was given to only people who didn’t know the definition of immigration or reform.
America now thanks to immigration has the highest poverty rates ever and California, due to its sanctuary cities has the highest in the nation.
That might be true, if you consider closing the border and expelling all illegal aliens to be immigration reform—which I do.
so lets see here; costs at the super market are going up, cost for energy are going up, jobs suck these days and everyone’s health insurance premiums have increased anywhere from 15%-50% the past three years....but people are going to the polls with immigration reform on their minds...
they will do so if the GOP-e blow it- which i’m sure they will...
Go back to china with your lies mister communist... we have legitimate polling that shows Americans want jobs for Americans and not for mexican invaders here illegally. Now FOAD chicom!
A “Poll” from a partisan activist group is supposed to be trusted?
Want to bet this is the soros owned rasmussen poll... it still shows obama at 50% approval... leftist polling for leftists.
Generically polling “immigration reform” will get you 90% support. The system is screwed-up and broken beyond belief.
That does not mean 90% support for throwing the door open to amnesty for illegals. If anything it means support for stricter enforcement and becoming more selective in exactly WHO we let into the country (and then not forcing them to spend seven years in Bureaucrat Hell once they’re here)
If its not a poll of likely voters and likely GOP voters then forget about it. Dems are not going to vote republican for any reason. Independents and Republicans are all we should care about.
Bottom line is if you let 11 million (which really means 30 million counting the extended families that will come) illegals get citizenship and vote the GOP will never win another national election.
Republicans for Immigration Reform
Board of Directors
US Rep. Carlos Gutierrez (D-IL), Chairman
House Gang of Eight
The Honorable Spencer Abraham
Gov. Luis Furtuno, Puerto Rico
also board member of American Action Network
Mr. Fred Malek, Chairman, Thayer Lodging Group
Founder of American Action Network, Chairman of American Action Forum
Mr. Charlie Spies, Clark Hill PLC
US Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL)
The Honorable Steve Preston
The Honorable Margaret Spellings
Mr. Edwin Wang, Accretive Capital
Partnership for a New American Economy
Bill Marriott, CEO & Chairman Marriott
Bob Iger, CEO & President Disney
Jim McNerney, CEO & Chairman Boeing
Julian Castro, Mayor San Antonio, Texas
Michael Bloomberg, Mayor New York, New York
Michael Nutter, Mayor Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rupert Murdoch, CEO & Chairman Newscorp
Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft
The web of RINOs and Rats goes deeper....
Ever hear of FWD.US?
FWD.US was created by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. He has joined with "key leaders in the tech community to promote policies to keep the United States and its citizens competitive in a global economyincluding comprehensive immigration reform and education reform." (http://www.fwd.us/about_us)
Their list of supporters is a who's who of tech companies. (http://www.fwd.us/our_supporters)
Their team in Washington DC:
FWD.US has two subsidiary organizations, Americans for a Conservative Direction, and Council for American Job Growth. (http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/policysocial-context/22211-has-zuckerberg-gone-conservative.html)
Americans for a Conservative Direction board members are:
In May FWD.us began running ads the immigration bill pushed by the so-called Senate Gang of 8. Politico reports that Americans for a Conservative Direction will spend over $1 million to push the ad in states including Texas, Florida, Iowa, and Kentucky. (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/05/07/Republican-group-Facebook-immigration-bill)
Another group running ads is the American Action Network. The American Action Network was founded by Fred Malek, National Finance Committee co-chair of John McCains 2008 presidential campaign. AAN created the American Action Forum and the Hispanic Leadership Network. These groups share office space with the Karl Rove affiliated Crossroads GPS/American Crossroads.
These groups have overlapping leadership and membership.
|Former Senator Norm Coleman (MN)||
|Chairman Of Counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP||Chairman, American Action Network|
|Chairman, Thayer Lodging Group||Founder, American Action Network||Chairman, Forum Board|
|Former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL)||
|President, Jeb Bush & Assoc.|
|Congressman Raúl Labrador (R-ID)||
|House Gang of Eight|
|Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)||
|House Gang of Eight|
|Congressman Francisco Canseco (R-TX)||
House Gang of Eight
John Carter (R-TX)
Sam Johnson (R-TX)
Raul Labrador (R-ID)
Xavier Becerra (D-CA)
Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)
Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
John Yarmuth (D-KY)
Texas Rep Francisco Canseco has a hidden relation to the House Gang of Eight, membership in the Hispanic Leadership Network.
The Hispanic Leadership Network developed the "Earned legal status", and "undocumented immigrant" talking points.
I remember it well - it was that forming farm worker’s union that killed - by design.(can’t recall name of radical who caused so much trouble)
Darn straight. We get push poll phone calls all the time. I love the ones that give you Choices for answers. You can’t tell them what you think, you have to answer A, B, or C.
So, you are right, this poll probably asked “are you for any sort of immigration reform?” A: yes B: no C: Not sure.
Ask a poll pusher “can you explain that a bit more?” and you will usually get “I’m just asking the questions they give us, I can’t get into much detail, I would contact your congressman” or some such nonsense.
I don’t think so. Who did they poll? The Log Cabin Republicans?
Rand Pauls immigration speech[but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Lets start that conversation by acknowledging we arent going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
Yes, I wonder which open-border visa this one used to enter the country. Really. They screw up their own countries so horribly that they have to leave, and now they are here telling us how to screw up ours.