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Poll: Majority Less Likely to Support Candidates Who Back Amnesty (the "dream" is dying!) ^ | 3/12/14 | Tony Lee

Posted on 03/12/2014 12:58:21 PM PDT by cotton1706

Another national poll has found that a plurality of Americans are less likely to support candidates for Congress who support amnesty.

An NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll asked respondents whether they would be more or less likely to vote for a candidate who "supports a pathway to citizenship for undocumented."

Forty-two percent of those surveyed, a plurality, said they would be "less likely," while thirty-six percent said they would be "more likely" to support a candidate who supports amnesty. Twenty percent of those surveyed were indifferent.

The poll's findings are consistent with those from an ABC News-Washington Post poll last week that found that 39% of registered voters were less likely to vote for a candidate who supports amnesty. That poll found that only 27% of registered voters were more likely to vote for candidates who support amnesty, while 31% said it would not make a difference.

As Breitbart News has reported, House GOP leaders, backed by big-business interests like the Chamber of Commerce, have tried to argue that the GOP can only remain viable if they pass amnesty legislation. But after the House GOP leadership released its "immigration principles," which leaders like Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL) blasted as "amnesty," any momentum for such legislation has stalled. GOP leaders have said they would not move forward on immigration reform until President Obama can be trusted to enforce the country's immigration laws.

Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), though, have said they still want to get amnesty legislation done this year, and leading Democrats have indicated that this year would be the last chance to pass such legislation.

The poll interviewed 1,000 adults from March 5-9, and its margin of error is +/- 3.10%.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; elections
Schumer, McCain and Graham were flying high last June! Not so now.

It's already mid-March of 2014 with no vote in the House. Time is running out...again!

1 posted on 03/12/2014 12:58:21 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Amnesty guarantees low wages and a permanent underclass; that’s why the Dems want amnesty.

2 posted on 03/12/2014 1:03:26 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: cotton1706

Illegal Alien Invaders from Mexico take away our jobs, Jobs, JOBS!

3 posted on 03/12/2014 1:04:05 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: cotton1706

Let the word go forth: the ‘pathway to citizenship’ begins in one’s home nation.

If you’re at the end of the road, you’ve done it wrong and must start over. Sorry, Miguel!

4 posted on 03/12/2014 1:05:45 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: relictele
In case any Capitol Hill staffers are lurking hereabouts:

An open letter to the GOP Members of Congress

As a Representative in Congress, you took this Oath:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."

"Support and defend the Constitution" it says. Did you see that? That document requires, per Art.4, S.4, that

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."

An invasion is what we are suffering. That invasion has accelerated with each "comprehensive immigration reform" previously enacted. Instead of another disastrous reform that yet again increases the incentives for millions more to try their luck crossing the southern border, a Representative who took his Oath and the Constitution seriously would be pressing for what the American people have repeatedly said they want - not what Senators Schumer and McCain, Mark Zuckerberg, Mexico, some border state farmers and homebuilders or the Chamber of Commerce rent-seekers want. That is:
  1. secure the border in a transparently verifiable way;
  2. end the anchor-baby interpretation of the 14th Amendment;
  3. enforce eVerify without exception and with severe penalties;
  4. no government benefits beyond critical emergency care (and that ought to be billed back to the home government); and
  5. NO "Path to Citizenship" - ever - for anyone who has entered the US illegally.
Any bill that does not accomplish these five things is unacceptable. It is de facto amnesty. And it will inevitably encourage millions more illegal entries.

If the GOP is complicit in this amnesty fiasco, either by taking up the Senate bill or through some piecemeal slight of hand with a series of House bills such as we hear are being cooked up of late, the GOP will cease to exist. It will not survive through the 2016 elections. The people will shun the over-tanned, glad-handing, backslapping quislings and look elsewhere for leaders who actually have the spine for the fight. Make no mistake - to me and to many, many others, amnesty is the GOP's Rubicon. Cross it at your electoral peril.

5 posted on 03/12/2014 1:08:16 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: elhombrelibre

Except the underclass is us.

6 posted on 03/12/2014 1:10:53 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: cotton1706

Many of these “business interests” aren’t even American owned corporations. Unless a corporation has a majority US citizen ownership, they shouldn’t be allowed any influence on American politics.No donations and no issue ads and not even political related letters to the editor.

7 posted on 03/12/2014 1:31:16 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: cotton1706
You forgot Rand Paul in your list of Amnesty pushers. He has his own Amnesty plan:

Here are the links, from last year, where Rand Paul clearly lays out his own Amnesty plan for 2 million illegals per year, based on a "Certification" from a Pro-Amnesty congress that the border is "secure". No Fence, No E-Verify, No punishments for ID Fraud, and all the other misdemeanors and felonies committed by the Undocumented Democrats he wants to pardon.

Sen. Rand Paul: Trust but verify on immigration reform (Feburary 8th, 2013)

Rand Paul’s “Undocumented Citizens” Path to Legality (and Citizenship) (March 20, 2013)

Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform (March 19, 2013 Article)

Rand Paul's presence-and-jobs amnesty -- WITHOUT E-Verify

No, America Does Not Have “De Facto Amnesty”

GOP's Rand Paul, Dems' Luis Gutierrez in step on immigration reform

Rand Paul: Pathway To Citizenship Is Needed, E-Verify Is Not

Rand Paul On Illegals: Trust But Verify

Steve Deace – Et Tu, Rand Paul?

Paul: Republican Party in Need of Facelift

8 posted on 03/12/2014 1:31:20 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
TO his credit, Rand Paul, since then, has added a fence component to his Amnesty plan, however, everything is still based on a "certification" by a compromised Pro-Amnesty Congress that the border is secure right now. At least 60-75% of congress is open-borders and will vote that the border is secure whether it is or not.

And if they vote that it is secure, and they will, 2 million more Illegals (Undocumented Democrats) will be "Normalized" or made legal and eventually get citizenship and further tighten the noose that the Democrats have on elections.
9 posted on 03/12/2014 1:41:06 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: cotton1706

Paging Marco Rubio...

10 posted on 03/12/2014 2:39:40 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cotton1706

Go for it, RINOs! The path to victory, right?

11 posted on 03/12/2014 2:46:56 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: cotton1706

It is very simple for me: however we decide about the future legal status of people who violated the law to enter this country, who violated the law to stay here, and who violated the law to work here, it indicates moral confusion and denigrates the value of citizenship to even suggest that such people should ever have the right to vote.

If we allow millions of people who currently live here in violation of the law to have legal status, it means that they can fully compete in the labor market against full citizens. Unless the Congress repeals ObamaCare, at the low end of the value scale of jobs, most jobs will be part time with no benefits.

People who are food service workers, etc. have a hard enough time as it is. Now, thanks to ObamaCare, they must work at multiple part time jobs, and their standard of living will drop because they now have much higher commute costs and no benefits.

It is just as shameful to see corporate management pushing for amnesty as it is to see politicians who look upon the “amnesty demographic” as a new source of votes and support. This is cronyism of the worse sort, and it is doubly troubling how many low information voters who work for amnesty-supporting companies and who vote for amnesty-supporting politicians are just going to get screwed by the flood of newly legalized workers.

12 posted on 03/12/2014 3:38:56 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Buckeye McFrog

And Paul Ryan.

13 posted on 03/12/2014 5:00:33 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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