Really? How does he make that statement with the Rasmussen poll showing only 27% of the sample think this immigration bill is ok with 48% being dead set against it and the remainder unsure? Well, today WaPo releases its poll:
52 percent of Americans said they would support a program giving illegal immigrants the right to stay and work in the United States if they pay a fine and meet other requirements. Opposition to that proposal was 44 percent.
More than half of those surveyed said illegal immigrants hurt the country more than help it, an opinion voiced by seven in 10 Republicans and about half of Democrats.
A slim majority believe in creating a pathway to citizenship, with younger people and Democrats far more open to the idea than Republicans and those over 55.
The number in favor of a guest worker program is almost identical — 53 percent — but on this issue, almost as many Republicans as Democrats back the concept. Those in the Western part of the nation are most supportive of it (65 percent), as are those in urban areas.
Get the poll here.
Congress’s week-long Memorial Day recess was expected to leave the bill in tatters. But with a week of action set to begin today, the legislation’s champions say they believe that the voices of opposition, especially from conservatives, represent a small segment of public opinion. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), who led negotiations on the bill for his party, said the flood of angry calls and protests that greeted the deal two weeks ago has since receded every day. conflicts at town hall meetings — all of them negative,” said Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who consulted with Kyl and hopes to carry a similar deal through the House in July. “The last few days have really turned things around.”
GET FURTHER DETAILS ON THIS AWFUL BILL FROM NUMBERS USA HERE, FROM F.A.I.R. HERE, FROM CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES HERE, THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION STUDY WHICH SHOWS THE COST OF THIS KIND OF IMMIGRATION BILL WILL BE $2.5 TRILLION.
TOM TANCREDO ON THE SHOW:
“Every single person should call their congressman and senator and not just say I don’t want you to vote for this but also say if they vote for this that you will work for anyone who runs against them in a primary. And I will work to find the person to run against them in the primary. Tell them that you won’t send them a dime more money.”