San Francisco’s Department of Elections last week made the move to start allowing non-U.S. citizens to vote in the city’s school board elections, sparking a national debate.
The idea is unlikely to be copied in many localities, at least if the latest American Barometer poll is any indication.
According to the survey, which is a joint project of Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, 71 percent of respondents opposed San Francisco’s decision, while only 29 percent said they supported the move.
Ninety-one percent of Republicans polled said they opposed giving the right to vote to noncitizens, as did 54 percent of Democrats.
Seventy percent of independents said they were also in opposition to the decision.