Reuters poll: Majority of Americans want most illegal immigrants deported

posted at 4:41 pm on February 21, 2013 by Allahpundit

Interesting. But dubious.

Thirty percent of those polled think that most illegal immigrants, with some exceptions, should be deported, while 23 percent believe all illegal immigrants should be deported.

Only 5 percent believe all illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the United States legally, and 31 percent want most illegal immigrants to stay…

“It’s not Americans’ views that are shifting. It is that the political climate is ripe for this discussion,” after the November election when Hispanics voted overwhelmingly in favor of Democratic President Barack Obama, she said…

Attitudes toward immigration are polarized by party, according to another the Reuters/Ipsos poll. Seventy-five percent of Republicans think all or most immigrants should be deported, compared to 40 percent of Democrats who think the same.

That’s mighty compelling evidence that McCain, Rubio, et al. have badly overreached in pushing earned amnesty. So why is it dubious? Because, per Polling Report, it contradicts every other major poll taken over the past six weeks. Let’s run the numbers. First, from mid-January, the AP:

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Note the trend. Next, a few days later, CNN:

By a 53%-43% margin, people questioned in the poll say that main focus of the federal government should be on developing a plan that would allow undocumented immigrants to become legal residents, rather than deporting them.

That’s a switch from 2011, when by a 55%-42% margin, Americans said that deporting undocumented residents and stopping more of them from coming into the country should be the main focus of U.S policy on illegal immigration.

Again, note the trend. Et tu, Fox News?

The poll asked voters what government policy should be toward illegal immigrants currently in the U.S. Two thirds — 66 percent — think there should be a path to citizenship, but only if the individual meets requirements such as paying back taxes, learning English and passing a background check.

Some 17 percent say all illegal immigrants should be deported, and another 13 percent prefer a guest worker program that would allow immigrants to remain in the U.S. to work, but only for a limited time.

How about some Gallup for you?

gallup

Not convincing? Let’s try ABC:

abc

You’ve got a majority of Republicans opposed to a path to citizenship in that one but the overall number is what it is. Next comes Quinnipiac:

quin

That’s a reversal from ABC: Now you’ve got a majority of Republicans saying illegals should be allowed to stay. Onward we go to CBS:

cbs

The five-year trend there is dramatic. And now, just this morning, is this from Pew:

pew

That’s more ambiguous but you’ve got 53 percent of Republicans here saying that a path to citizenship is at least as important as better border security.

Proof positive that Reuters has an outlier on its hands? That’s how I’d bet if I was betting, but there’s always a chance that they’re catching the very beginning of a backlash with today’s data. Could be that Republicans and independents were more sanguine about illegal immigration after the election, before there were any concrete proposals floating around in Congress. Now that they’ve had a hard look at the McCain/Rubio plan and O’s substantially similar counter-proposal, opposition’s beginning to build. (There’s reason to believe that Obama’s involvement in the process might erode support among Republican voters.) Although, in that case, one question: Why haven’t any of the other polls picked up on this nascent backlash, including Pew’s new one? Every one of these surveys was conducted after the bipartisan Senate plan was formally introduced. Unless there’s some very late-breaking resistance to this process developing due to last week’s White House leak, I’m not sure how to reconcile the results with Reuters’s data.


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Favoring a legal way (path) for illegals to get citizenship isn’t favoring amnesty.

sharrukin on February 21, 2013 at 4:42 PM

I want most of Washington DC to be deported, or get hit with a space rock.

SirGawain on February 21, 2013 at 4:43 PM

OT: right now cnn headline–conservative senator with secret child

you didn’t see ‘liberal congressman pleads guilty’ yesterday….

arrrgghhhh

cmsinaz on February 21, 2013 at 4:44 PM

But…if you deport all of the illegals it will put policemen and firefighters and teachers out of work! We won’t have enough soldiers to keep the bases open! Traffic lights will stop working! There will be 5 hour lines at the airport! Airplanes will fall out of the sky! Oh noes!

tdarrington on February 21, 2013 at 4:47 PM

the only poll the lsm wants to you see is gop will get blamed for sequester and that more folks like dear leader’s handling of immigration…

cmsinaz on February 21, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Rueters is raaaaaaaacist!

can_con on February 21, 2013 at 4:49 PM

But…who will pick the farm vegetables? Who will buss tables at Dennys?

Isn’t that racist, and akin to slavery as illegals are paid less than minimum wage and live in substandard conditions?

….

tdarrington on February 21, 2013 at 4:49 PM

The one thing that separates the Reuters poll from all the others is that it’s an online survey.

Mark1971 on February 21, 2013 at 4:51 PM

If true then it’s at best a wash for the dems. Republicans support amnesty at their peril.

Red Creek on February 21, 2013 at 4:53 PM

this was clearly a racist poll done in Alabama

Alec Balwin’s house.

ToddPA on February 21, 2013 at 4:54 PM

So why is it dubious? Because, per Polling Report, it contradicts every other major poll taken over the past six weeks.

What’s dubious are the major polls taken over the last six weeks.

Most of the polls released on most issues are nothing more than state propaganda- bought and paid for to push the state’s agenda.

Like all those polls that consistently show that for some time, a clear majority of Americans support gay marriage, but when actually put up for a vote, gay marriage is rejected in a deep blue state like California.

sartana on February 21, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Unless there’s some very late-breaking resistance to this process developing due to last week’s White House leak, I’m not sure how to reconcile the results with Reuters’s data.

The Reuters poll is a (scientific) online poll. Maybe people feel more free to give the politically incorrect answer when they aren’t talking to a human.

Jon0815 on February 21, 2013 at 4:55 PM

It is a crime to beat a dead horse, worse if you keep beating the same dead horse day after day.

Take a poll of your posters.

Take a poll of Brian Terrys family.

Take a poll of the unemployed Americans.

Take a poll that excludes anyone who uses, has used, or works for someone who uses or used illegal immigrants.

Take a poll of Americans who pay taxes only exclude anyone who does not pay taxes.

Take a poll of Americans who have been in a wreck where an illegal ran from the wreck.

Take a real poll and quit beating this tired old dead horse, its not going to work.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 21, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Favoring a legal way (path) for illegals to get citizenship isn’t favoring amnesty.

sharrukin on February 21, 2013 at 4:42 PM

What is it?
They broke the law. Instead of being punished and having what they stole taken away they are being given a gift which places them ahead of everyone who is taking the legal route.

Explain how that is not amnesty.

Here is a hint, those who are doing it the legal way, are still stuck in their home countries while the law breakers are in America having every perk that comes with it other than voting.

astonerii on February 21, 2013 at 4:56 PM

What is it?
They broke the law. Instead of being punished and having what they stole taken away they are being given a gift which places them ahead of everyone who is taking the legal route.

Explain how that is not amnesty.

astonerii on February 21, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Because it can mean just about anything.

I can favor deporting them and letting them apply for citizenship with everyone else and say that yes, I support a path to citizenship.

sharrukin on February 21, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Isn’t that racist, and akin to slavery as illegals are paid less than minimum wage and live in substandard conditions?

tdarrington on February 21, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Slavery is when the production of the individual does not belong to themselves, it belongs to someone else.

astonerii on February 21, 2013 at 4:59 PM

I can favor deporting them and letting them apply for citizenship with everyone else and say that yes, I support a path to citizenship.

sharrukin on February 21, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Still is Amnesty. There is no penalty for having broken the law.

You ever get educated?

astonerii on February 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM

According to Sharrukin I guess a bank robber can be let free, as long as you tell him he cannot spend the money for some period of time. The car thief can be set free and allowed to keep the car, but not allowed to drive it until some other person gets a license to drive.

astonerii on February 21, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Still is Amnesty. There is no penalty for having broken the law.

That has nothing to do with the point that the question is ambiguous at best.

You ever get educated?

astonerii on February 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM

GFY troll.

sharrukin on February 21, 2013 at 5:03 PM

I want them all deported.
I want no illegal eligible for any government provided benefits, ID, license, or enrollment in any school.
I want no non-U.S. citizen to have the full rights afforded by our constitution; they may be allowed a limited subset.
I want an amendment eliminating anchor-babies and by-birth citizenship.
I want Mexico City mercilessly bombed until that government stops abetting the crimes of their citizens and starts building the border fence.

Then we can talk immigration reform.

Clear enough, John McClown?

M240H on February 21, 2013 at 5:04 PM

I would like to see polling to measure how many are in favor of creating conditions which will encourage illegals to self-deport.

stvnscott on February 21, 2013 at 5:04 PM

What is it?
They broke the law. Instead of being punished and having what they stole taken away they are being given a gift which places them ahead of everyone who is taking the legal route.

Explain how that is not amnesty.

Here is a hint, those who are doing it the legal way, are still stuck in their home countries while the law breakers are in America having every perk that comes with it other than voting.

astonerii on February 21, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Where have you been astonerii? Illegals vote in droves, often more than once per election.

NapaConservative on February 21, 2013 at 5:06 PM

I’d like seeing a poll: If deportation is going to happen for illegals and you oppose that, would you be willing to take a family into your home, vouch for them, sponsor them, and provide for them without any government assistance?

Liam on February 21, 2013 at 5:09 PM

But … but … but … Rubio has a DREAM and stuff …

Pork-Chop on February 21, 2013 at 5:09 PM

GFY troll.

sharrukin on February 21, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Words have meaning. Amnesty has meaning. Giving a path to citizenship with out a penalty for having broken the law is AMNESTY. In fact, I will argue that any lowering of the current penalty for having broken the law is the equivalent of amnesty. I will be far more correct with that you are with your argument.

1. a general pardon for offenses, especially political offenses, against a government, often granted before any trial or conviction.
2. Law. an act of forgiveness for past offenses, especially to a class of persons as a whole.
3. a forgetting or overlooking of any past offense.

astonerii on February 21, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Yeah, but a majority voted for King Putt so they can suck on that.

RedNewEnglander on February 21, 2013 at 5:11 PM

“… I’m not sure how to reconcile the results with Reuters’s data.”

Because it was the agenda that the Left and the Democrats wanted to push down every one’s throats after the election with a false narrative…

… Obowma didn’t win on his record, but he did make it possible for illegal aliens to vote.

But that was never reported to the American people by the networks who let Benghazi die, never heard of Fast and Furious, and forgot that this whole sequester deal was Obowma’s in the first place…

Once you realize that all the polls and news is fixed to push the agenda of the Left…

… the rest is easy.

Seven Percent Solution on February 21, 2013 at 5:12 PM

M240H on February 21, 2013 at 5:04 PM

I agree with you one all but bombing Mexico City and the part about non citizens not having constitutional rights. I think invited guests through our visa system should be granted those same rights and protections. As for illegals, I agree, no rights.

astonerii on February 21, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Words have meaning. Amnesty has meaning. Giving a path to citizenship with out a penalty for having broken the law is AMNESTY. In fact, I will argue that any lowering of the current penalty for having broken the law is the equivalent of amnesty. I will be far more correct with that you are with your argument.

astonerii on February 21, 2013 at 5:10 PM

That’s not my argument.

My argument is that the question can mean several different things and is designed to be that way.

sharrukin on February 21, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Favoring a legal way (path) for illegals to get citizenship isn’t favoring amnesty.

sharrukin on February 21, 2013 at 4:42 PM

It is if there is no penalty to the illegal. You’re just messing with semantics here.

The only immigration policy I will settle for is deporting the illegals…every last one of them…back to their countries of origin. Any who wish to come back through legal means would then have to pay a penalty adequate to make up for what they sucked out of our country while there were here. Anything less rewards criminals, and is amnesty to me.

JannyMae on February 21, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Where have you been astonerii? Illegals vote in droves, often more than once per election.

NapaConservative on February 21, 2013 at 5:06 PM

I know, and it is saddening. But they do not legally get to do so… More amnesty for people who do not deserve it.

astonerii on February 21, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Is that Rubio facepalming in the photo?

can_con on February 21, 2013 at 5:14 PM

It is if there is no penalty to the illegal. You’re just messing with semantics here.

Not always but given the politics of it, yes. If a politicians says that they favor a ‘path to citizenship’ then that is amnesty.

That may not be what your average citizen means. The polls are being deliberately vague to boost the amnesty argument.

The only immigration policy I will settle for is deporting the illegals…every last one of them…back to their countries of origin. Any who wish to come back through legal means would then have to pay a penalty adequate to make up for what they sucked out of our country while there were here. Anything less rewards criminals, and is amnesty to me.

JannyMae on February 21, 2013 at 5:12 PM

I would say deport them and bar them from ever being citizens. They have already shown they have no respect for the law so why should they be welcome?

sharrukin on February 21, 2013 at 5:17 PM

My argument is that the question can mean several different things and is designed to be that way.

sharrukin on February 21, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Alright, I will take you at your word on that.
Your argument is that those asked the question are too stupid to understand that a pathway to citizenship necessarily requires there to be amnesty on other crimes.
You do realize that the penalty for just overstaying your visa in the United States of America is that you are barred reentry for something like 10 or 20 years?
You do realize that the penalty for identity theft is jail time?
You do realize that the penalty for lying on tax forms also entails jail time?

astonerii on February 21, 2013 at 5:20 PM

“Reuters poll: Majority of Americans want most illegal immigrants deported”

..if this is what a socialist propaganda organization reports, imagine how many Americans really favor deportation of ILLEGAL criminals!

TeaPartyNation on February 21, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Yeah, here’s a poll for you:

http://cis.org/americans-prefer-illegal-immigrants-head-home-results-of-national-survey

Could be wrong though. There were a lot of amnesty supporters at McCain’s recent townhall.

/sarc

xblade on February 21, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Your argument is that those asked the question are too stupid to understand that a pathway to citizenship necessarily requires there to be amnesty on other crimes.

astonerii on February 21, 2013 at 5:20 PM

I suspect most of them don’t think about it, and don’t really care one way or the other.

sharrukin on February 21, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Just give ‘me amnesty already.

It’s going to happen anyway.

The law doesn’t matter.

catmman on February 21, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Yeah, here’s a poll for you:

http://cis.org/americans-prefer-illegal-immigrants-head-home-results-of-national-survey

xblade on February 21, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Thanks for that. It’s what I suspected. This crap is being pushed hard.

sharrukin on February 21, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Polls, polls, and damned polls.

It’s all how you ask the questions. And if you pose a false dichotomy, you get crap for results.


Here is a proper question
, offering all three choices: deportations, amnesty, or attrition through enforcement. The ONLY poll I have ever seen which does.

Guess what 40% of Hispanics favor???? (Versus 54%).

So the GOP is trying to out-pander the Democrats, chasing after the 54% who don’t respect our laws while LOSING the GOP base, instead of appealing to the 40% who respect the law and KEEPING the GOP base. Madness.

And if you don’t think attrition works, let this illegal alien leaving Georgia explain it to you.

fred5678 on February 21, 2013 at 5:29 PM

These polls make complete sense if you assume that the people being polled are low information, feel no need to be consistent in their opinions, and are easily swayed by what sounds good at the time. What the polls do illustrate is that if pols make reasoned and sensible arguments, they can actual win an argument. Far be it from the GOP to try that.

besser tot als rot on February 21, 2013 at 5:30 PM

This poll reflects what I’ve heard from folks of all political persuasions down here in north Alabama. I have yet to hear or talk to a person that is in favor of amnesty (other than the Catholic Bishop down here-ugh!)…

KickandSwimMom on February 21, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Polls depend on questions asked and options given. Which is why polls and surveys are non-scientific garbage.

besser tot als rot on February 21, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Interesting. But dubious.

Hey your link says the opposite did you expect none to read it?

These results are in line with other polls in recent years, suggesting that people’s views on immigration have not changed dramatically since the immigration debate reignited in Congress last month, according to Ipsos pollster Julia Clark.

Come on what gives you the right to state opinion as fact?

Your opinion must be supported by facts in this case you just make yourself look like a shill.

Steveangell on February 21, 2013 at 5:32 PM

forget the chum ABC, CNN, Reuters, AP, WaPo/CBS/NBC tosses out. Define what the path is that is being polled. The dubiousity is polls driving news.

DanMan on February 21, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Nearly all illegals came from a job good enough to save thousands of dollars, most, together are sending billions back home every year, and plan to go home after taking jobs from American’s who are suffering from their loss.

The old blue collar middle class jobs are now minimum wage jobs because they’ve been inundated with foreigners, using your SS#.

Cities like LA only receive half the tax revenue they should be because there’s that many people working under the table.

California, Sacramento south might as well be Mexico, hearing English in any public place is the exception, its a minority language.

for decades now the minority class protection laws have provided a rich open colonization zone in which millions of squatters have transformed themselves in tens of millions of highly ethnocentric, self-entitled, highly organized people with foreign allegiance. Too crazy? Look at who runs the legislature and what they’ve enacted.

The vast majority of illegal aliens have an interest in becoming citizens only to gain more benefits, few want to be American, and very few illegals care if this country falls off the face of the earth.

Why would we be encourage more?

Speakup on February 21, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Secure the Border. Force use of E-Verify. Many of those 11 Million will self deport.

No need to round up 11 million. I hate they take our jobs we need the work how can a Republican support giving illegals American jobs with unemployment at 15%?

If they can live here not work not commit crimes and not collect any benefits I could care less if they stay. But otherwise if they break any of these rules deport them.

Steveangell on February 21, 2013 at 5:39 PM

The problem is there are few politicians on either side of the aisle who represent middle class America or care about the future of the country. Not Juan McCain (who wants to be loved by liberals and the media) or Paul Ryan/Marco Rubio (who are mostly interested in their political futures) or the Bush family, which cares more about Mexico than the USA. Certainly not Obama, Schumer and Pelosi whose goal is to be the ruling class of a third world hell hole.

bw222 on February 21, 2013 at 5:44 PM

That’s more ambiguous but you’ve got 53 percent of Republicans here saying that a path to citizenship is at least as important as better border security.

And why, pray tell, should we believe *these* polls? I mean, I know that you’re giving them to us to support the position you’re being paid to support, but frankly, we don’t give a f*ck, even if this *is* true.

The noticeable move leftward is sure stinking up the joint of late.

Midas on February 21, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Obviously, the Reuter’s poll is correct, and the other polls are in error. Just ask President Romney.

Mr. Arkadin on February 21, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Polls were actually more believable when they were less scientific. Now pollsters through the wording of the questions, careful selecting of the sampling and weighting can come up with just about any result their sponsors want.

bw222 on February 21, 2013 at 5:53 PM

If the poll is wrong , the majority of Americans are not too bright.

CW on February 21, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Favoring a legal way (path) for illegals to get citizenship isn’t favoring amnesty.

sharrukin on February 21, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Unless it includes penalties for breaking the law – jail time, deportation, fines, etc – and moving to the very back of the line while you wait – in your home country – then yes, it is amnesty.

Midas on February 21, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Unless it includes penalties for breaking the law – jail time, deportation, fines, etc – and moving to the very back of the line while you wait – in your home country – then yes, it is amnesty.

Midas on February 21, 2013 at 5:55 PM

I agree in principle but again, that isn’t something most of those polled put much thought into.

Besides deportation and waiting in line is also a path to citizenship isn’t it?

sharrukin on February 21, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Hard look? Are you kidding me? NOBODy takes a hard look at anything anymore. Proof? Obama in WH.

antisocial on February 21, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Dang. I saw that picture of Schumer and Durbin and the word ‘deported’ in the headline and I got all excited.

trigon on February 21, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Immigration is going to fundamentally split the nativists from the GOP or the moderates from the GOP. One or the other. Primary campaigns are going to be nativists vs. moderate GOP and whoever wins those elections will piss off enough of the other camp to give the Democrats the House. Its game over for the GOP.

libfreeordie on February 21, 2013 at 6:07 PM

if you read the article the pollster says that the data is stable over time.

polls are used to push various agendas. The landline/cell problem makes polling hard. The left is hoping for a split between the ‘country’ class and the ‘ruling’ class…using Codevilla’s terms

leftist are hoping for generational rule, their ‘thinkers’ have it all planned out (cf. teixeira, et al.)

r keller on February 21, 2013 at 6:14 PM

A “path to citizenship” can be an arduous one.

I figure the mental picture most respondents get is very similar to a legendary quest — y’know, climb the mountain, slay the dragon, bring back the head of Medusa….then you get to be a citizen. Not “get off the couch and swear eternal allegiance to Democrats”.

cthulhu on February 21, 2013 at 6:15 PM

. Its game over for the GOP.

libfreeordie on February 21, 2013 at 6:07 PM

And you’d better start learning Spanish.

Cleombrotus on February 21, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Suck it Rubio and GOPe.

Mr. Arrogant on February 21, 2013 at 6:40 PM

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again; round them up and deport them. You’re only talking about 12 – 20 million illegals.

If they think that they can confiscate 200 million guns, then deporting 12 – 20 million illegals should be a piece of cake.

Mirimichi on February 21, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Secure the borders. Audit the welfare and food stamp rolls for illegals. Check every public school for illegals. Start auditing all employers for illegals. Enact mandatory MINIMUM “pound-me-in-the-ass-prison” sentences for CEO’s and executives of companies that hire illegals without ANY credible attempt to verify their legal status.

DO that and you won’t need to deport anyone. They will all leave the same way they got here.

wildcat72 on February 21, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Immigration is going to fundamentally split the nativists from the GOP or the moderates from the GOP. One or the other. Primary campaigns are going to be nativists vs. moderate GOP and whoever wins those elections will piss off enough of the other camp to give the Democrats the House. Its game over for the GOP.

libfreeordie on February 21, 2013 at 6:07 PM

You’ve got your code words down. Congratulations.

You play this dishonest game where immigration is equal to illegal immigration. I am strongly pro-immigration and very anti-illegal immigration. My legally immigrated wife and I flip you the bird sb.

CW on February 21, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Ed and AP do we really need libfree here? This guy is so dishonest and more importantly has pushed -on this site- for the legalization of sex between adults and minors.

CW on February 21, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Sharrukin: “Favoring a legal way (path) for illegals to get citizenship isn’t favoring amnesty”

In a manner of speaking, you’re right. Comprehensive reform isn’t amnesty because it’s more generous than an amnesty.

For example, when there’s a tax amnesty for tax cheaters, they still have to pay their taxes. On the other hand, an immigration reform that gives immigration scofflaws a legal path to citizenship is like a tax reform that gives tax cheaters a legal path to keeping the money. That’s way better than the usual amnesty.

kd6rxl on February 21, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Bear in mind two things about the polls. One is they’re commissioned by media organizations that even more determined to promote open borders than they are to keep Obama’s rear covered. Secondly, to advance that agenda those media organizations and their pollsters never, ever bring issues like impacts on employment, wages, social service budgets to the attention of readers, viewers and poll respondents.

kd6rxl on February 21, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Sharrukin: “Favoring a legal way (path) for illegals to get citizenship isn’t favoring amnesty”

In a manner of speaking, you’re right. Comprehensive reform isn’t amnesty because it’s more generous than an amnesty.

For example, when there’s a tax amnesty for tax cheaters, they still have to pay their taxes. On the other hand, an immigration reform that gives immigration scofflaws a legal path to citizenship is like a tax reform that gives tax cheaters a legal path to keeping the money. That’s way better than the usual amnesty.

kd6rxl on February 21, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Correct but the poll question is deliberately ambiguous to give them the result they want. Politicians use that same ‘path to citizenship’ because it sounds innocuous and almost fair. They are pushing amnesty in those polls.

sharrukin on February 21, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Take a poll of Americans who have been in a wreck where an illegal ran from the wreck.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 21, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Gee, maybe if they were accountable and on the grid, you could hunt them down.

John the Libertarian on February 21, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Interesting. But dubious.

Stupid Allahpundit. Polls seldom make the mistake of allowing the individuals being polled to actually tell what they think. 99% of all polls are designed to guide the individual being polled into giving the answers that the polling agency wants, and thereby shaping the opinions of 5those being polled.

Sample of the methodology employed in polling to give the individual the opinion that the pollster wants them to have.

Which do you think is worse:

a) Eating a dead baby.

b) Having sex with a dead baby before eating it.

c) Voting as an avowed Marxist.

SWalker on February 21, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Reuters poll: Majority of Americans want most illegal immigrants deported

…*POLITICIANS*…phuck the majority of Americans!

KOOLAID2 on February 21, 2013 at 7:38 PM

‘DEPORTED’ is a Democratic Party / liberal Progressive ‘Fear-Mongering’ word used to villainize Conservatives & the Republican Party.

The FACT is that there is an easy way to eliminate the vast majority of Illegal Aliens in this nation, and I am NOT talking about how Obama is currently doing it – by destroying the U.S. economy which will end all the ‘free’ entitlement handouts. Arizona has actually already demonstrated how to do it.

Arizona had not even passed it’s own Immigration Bill into law; yet, Illegals began fleeing the state in DROVES. Unlike the Federal Government/Obama administration, Arizona was about to pass a b law it fully intended to ENFORCE & Illegals know it. Arizona proved all you need to do is pass a compensive Immigration Bill, one that ENFORCES laws that mirror existing Federal law (law the Federal Govt has no intention of passing) & enforce it.
o NO JOBS for ILLEGALS
o NO DRIVERS LICENSES, NO INSURANCE, NO US-TAX PAYER FUNDED MEDICARE/MEDICAID/WELFARE/FOOD STAMPS/SOCIAL SECURITY/OBAMA PHONES, NO RIGHT TO RENT/OWN PROPERTY…THE RIGHT TO GO TO JAIL IF YOU COMMIT A CRIME (RATHER THAN NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY CRIMES LESS THAN THOSE BENEATH THE LEVEL OF ‘FELON’, A ‘RIGHT’ AMERICAN CITIZENS DON’T EVEN HAVE)….

Illegals fled Arizona before their law had even passed because they KNEW Arizona MEANT to uphold the law, to enforce the law, and the Constitution. If every state followed Arizona’s lead Illegals would not have to be deported – the majority would leave on their own.

Obama, however, has done everything he could to bend the rules, break the laws – even (as mentioned) created new ‘Illegals-only’ Constitutional Rights for them, as he wants to use them to add on to his new class of citizen, people who are addicted to and totally dependent on Government craddle-to-grave hand outs/care — the elimination of the ‘Middle Class’ replaced by a whole new class of ‘slaves’ slowly indoctrinated & hooked on govt entitlements.

easyt65 on February 21, 2013 at 8:27 PM

It’s not dubious at all. It’s all in the wording and choices that the poll provides.

Immigration Polls: The Big Shell Game Continues

voiceofreason on February 21, 2013 at 8:57 PM

piss off

libfreeordie on February 21, 2013 at 6:07 PM

…do that

KOOLAID2 on February 21, 2013 at 10:36 PM

the elimination of the ‘Middle Class’ replaced by a whole new class of ‘slaves’ slowly indoctrinated & hooked on govt entitlements.

easyt65 on February 21, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Bears repeating.

profitsbeard on February 22, 2013 at 3:02 AM

Favoring a legal way (path) for illegals to get citizenship isn’t favoring amnesty.

sharrukin on February 21, 2013

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Yes, it is. It also encourages more people to come here and break our laws.

Unless the path you’re talking about goes through the country they came from, and leads them to the end of the citizenship line.

JackM on February 22, 2013 at 8:14 AM

The only thing I like about illegal aliens, is they depress the wages of union thugs.

That’s always fun.

JackM on February 22, 2013 at 8:16 AM

according to another the Reuters/Ipsos poll. Seventy-five percent of Republicans think all or most immigrants should be deported, compared to 40 percent of Democrats who think the same.

The 40% of Democrats will vote for Republicans when you put the issue in the context of Demographic Shift ( minoritizing whites ) and supersaturating the labor market and creating more workers challenging for fewer jobs and driving down wages.

Buddahpundit on February 22, 2013 at 8:52 AM