Gallup: Poll shows stronger support for Democratic views on immigration reform

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from Seattle Times,

A new Gallup poll released Monday indicates voters identify more with Democrats than Republicans on immigration reform. There’s all sorts of nuances between those numbers, but are GOP House members going to stand by and watch their party get caricatured as obtuse and out-of-touch with Americans? We need more pragmatic Republicans other than U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to speak up and convince members of Congress they should consider a bipartisan Senate plan that includes a path to citizenship.

In the chart below, 48 percent of American adults surveyed between June 13 and July 5 responded their views on immigration and immigration reform aligned more closely with the Democratic Party, while 36 percent went with Republicans. Support for the Ds was even stronger among Blacks and Hispanics. The support of those groups made a difference in the presidential elections of 2008 and 2012. Are stubborn “anti-anything-that-resembles-amnesty factions” of the GOP going to ignore them forever? If so, get ready for the “out of touch” chorus to get even louder and to lose more major elections.

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