Poll: 48% say children of illegals should be offered a path to citizenship

Forty-eight percent of likely voters said illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children should be offered a path to citizenship without threat of being deported. Only 34 percent disagreed.

Democrats were more likely to approve of the idea: Sixty percent supported it and 23 percent opposed it, while 46 percent of Republicans opposed it and 32 percent favored it.

Highly sought independent voters agreed more with Democrats: Fifty-two percent said children should have a path to citizenship, with 33 percent disagreeing.

Support for granting citizenship to illegal immigrants who serve in the military was strong across the board, with 72 percent of Republicans, 75 percent of Democrats and 73 percent of independents in favor.