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Only 20% of Voters Want Senate to Pass Immigration Reform S1348

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Once again the American voters have spoken and the message to Washington is forget about the Amnesty bill. A Rasmussen public opinion poll released today says Sixty-nine percent (69%) of voters would favor an approach that focuses exclusively on “exclusively on securing the border and reducing illegal immigration.” Support for the enforcement only approach comes from 84% of Republicans, 55% of Democrats, and 69% of those not affiliated with either major party.

Fighting for this bill is political poison for any Senator that supports it. Arizona Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has also been hurt by the debate over immigration. McCain has been one of the legislation’s most vocal supporters and was once considered the dominant frontrunner for the Republican Presidential nomination.

Now, however, just 11% of Likely GOP Primary Voters name McCain as their top choice. In his home state of Arizona, McCain is viewed favorably by just 47% of voters. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has seen his Favorability ratings slide to 19% during the recent debate. A month ago, he was viewed favorably by 26%.

When the immigration debate dominates the news, the President’s Job Approval ratings generally tumble. This week is no exception. The morning after a much publicized lunch meeting aimed at encouraging Republican Senators to vote for the “comprehensive” reform measure, the President’s Job Approval fell to 33%. That matches the lowest level recorded to this point in time.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) favor a proposal giving “all illegal aliens up to three years to leave the United States. After leaving, the illegal aliens would have to get in line and wait their turn for legal entry into the United States.” Support for that concept comes from 67% of Republicans, 49% of Democrats, and 56% of unaffiliated voters.

Here is a toll free number to call your Senators and let them know you don’t like the bill: 800-862-5530.

Posted: 1815PT 06/13/07


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