Skip to comments.Immigration reform is super popular. Hereís why Congress isnít listening (MEGA BARFER)
Posted on 07/02/2014 9:00:17 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
Politicians love to claim the American public is on their side, and President Obama is perhaps as fond as anyone of this tack.
On Monday, he did it again, complaining that House Republicans are thwarting the public's will in pulling the plug on immigration legislation this year:
That's what the Senate bill would fix if the House allowed it to go to a vote. Our country and our economy would be stronger today if House Republicans had allowed a simple yes-or-no vote on this bill or, for that matter, any bill. They'd be following the will of the majority of the American people, who support reform.
Obama's claim has merit: Public polls conducted since 2013 have found support for providing illegal immigrants a pathway to legal status ranging from 46 to 81 percent for, cresting above a majority in 13 of 15 polls. But the 35-point range between the most favorable poll and the least favorable one raises some serious questions about how stable or real that support actually is.
So what's going on?
Question wording varies widely across surveys and explains much of the difference. It also reveals a key element of public opinion on immigration: Americans are increasingly supportive of a path to legal status if undocumented immigrants face more requirements. The spreadsheet below shows results for 15 public polls along with their question wording and links to the full surveys.
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More mind control from WaPo.
.... If the current Immigration laws that are already on the books were actually enforced .... NONE of what is happening now would be occurring. It's the ignoring of these laws that are creating this mounting crisis.
They never met anyone who disagreed with them about immigration reform.
Of course the only places they go outside of the Beltway are NY City and Southern California.
I’d rather see the laws on the books now followed. Reform my arse.