Poll: Voters Favor Tough Immigration Laws
A Breitbart News/Judicial Watch Election Night poll found Americans are more conservative when it comes to immigration policy than mainstream journalists, liberals, and even some Republicans may suggest.
After Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney lost more than 70 percent of the Hispanic vote in the 2012 presidential election, a chorus of media and establishment figures have insisted Republicans need to embrace more liberal immigration policies.
However, the Breitbart News/Judicial Watch Election Night poll found Americans are still fairly conservative when it comes to immigration policy, with 61% of voters favoring Arizona-style immigration laws and the nation nearly evenly divided on President Barack Obama’s executive action that gave temporary two-year work permits to illegal immigrants who had been brought to this country as children, with 40% in support and 37% opposed.
Republicans Senators like John McCain, Marco Rubio, Lindsay Graham and others–such as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush–have insinuated that Republicans need to back comprehensive immigration reform to appeal to Hispanics. MSNBC’s Chuck Todd even proclaimed on Wednesday that “80 to 90” Senators would embrace immigration reform.