Majority Of Republicans Support Immigration Reform, Poll Says
A new national survey conducted by the Winston Group shows a majority of Republicans support the immigration reform bill.
The survey was commissioned by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), the National Immigration Forum Action Fund and the Partnership for a New American Economy.
Worth noting is that, “even after hearing opposition arguments, support for reform remains,” said pollster Kirsten Soltis Anderson on a conference call this morning.
The poll also shows strong support for the plan’s treatment of people here in the country illegally where these people receive legal status in exchange or paying fees and fines, not having a criminal record, paying taxes, and getting in the back of the line for citizenship. Ideally, this should be good news for the bill, but the conservative wing of the GOP seems intent on trying to kill this bill like they did with the Bush-era reforms in 2005. Something tells me that, if they succeed in that effort this time, they’ll come to regret it in 2014.