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Most Republicans Oppose GOP Immigration Plan

From the Washington Examiner:

More than 6 in 10 Republicans oppose GOP’s immigration plan

By Paul Bedard | FEBRUARY 3, 2014

A majority of Republicans oppose the party leadership’s efforts to reform immigration, with 62 percent dead set against giving illegal immigrants U.S. citizenship, according to a new poll.

Well, to be fair, the Republican leadership insist their plan doesn’t give illegal citizenship. (Not that they are fooling anyone with their claim.)

Although the nation overall leans in favor of immigration reform, the Republicans polled by YouGov.com are against most elements of the proposals being studied in the House, including some of those circulated by Speaker John Boehner at last week’s party retreat on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

According to YouGov.com:

– 55 percent of Republican are against granting temporary legal status to illegals.
– 57 percent oppose permanent legal status.
– 62 percent oppose granting illegal immigrants U.S. citizenship.

“[S]elf-identifying Republicans are at odds with their party’s leaders on this issue,” said the polling firm.

As we have noted before, while Obama is busily to bypassing Congress to get his way, the Republican Party seems to be trying to bypass its own base.

The poll clearly shows the political divide on the issue, especially since the country overall favors immigration reform by a 49 percent to 41 percent margin.

"Immigration reform" is a very ambiguous phrase. To some people it might even mean enforcing the current laws of the land.

However, the public is not sympathetic to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants on U.S. soil. The poll, for example, revealed that most want to make coming to the United States harder. When asked if the U.S. should make it easier or harder for immigrants to enter the nation legally, 41 percent said harder, 24 percent said easier.

It also provided troubling news for the GOP’s handling of the issue. Asked which party voters trust most on handling immigration, Democrats beat Republicans 33 percent to 18 percent. But Americans are clearly upset with both parties: 34 percent don’t trust either on the issue.

Yep, all this ‘reaching out’ and ‘re-branding’ is really helping the Republicans with the American voters.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, February 3rd, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Most Republicans Oppose GOP Immigration Plan”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Establishment does not know what this means. (I left out lickspittle in deference to Family Hour)

  2. canary says:

    Washington Examiner’s should know their source Yougov is a Global community sustained site that pays people from all over the world to take their surveys and remain anonymous.

    Isn’t the Target fraud and theft ring coming out of Mexico enough for people to see how difficult it is to stop crime against millions of people.

  3. JaniceFromTroy says:

    My Five Point Plan for Immigration Reform requires step one SEAL THE BORDERS -ZERO TOLERANCE must be firmly in place for an extended period of time before advancing to steps two through five BUT with a lawless regime ruling America with the stroke of a pen or well-placed phone call, we probably don’t have a chance to restore our sovereignty. http://www.westernjournalism.com/a-five-point-plan-for-immigration-reform/

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