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Poll: 84% of GOP Less Likely to Vote for Lawmakers Who Don’t Support Defunding Executive Amnesty

A whopping 84% of Republicans who voted in the midterm elections would be less likely to vote for a member of Congress who does not vote to defund President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty.

According to a Caddell Associates poll (The People’s Poll), 82% of Republicans oppose Obama’s executive amnesty, while 14% support it, and more than 70% of Republicans want Congress to pass a bill that bars taxpayer funds from being spent to implement it. In fact, of the 84% of Republicans who are less likely to vote for a member of Congress who enables taxpayer funds to be spent to implement Obama’s executive amnesty, two-thirds are “much less likely” to vote for such a lawmaker.

The poll also found that “self-identified independents who lean Republican” are actually more intense in their opposition to executive amnesty than strong Republicans.

Those like former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) have emphasized that amnesty legislation represents the greatest divide between the so-called “Masters of the Universe” on Wall Street, their bipartisan permanent political class allies in Congress, and the American people on Main Street who worry about the impact that massive amnesty legislation will have on their jobs and wages. A strong plurality and a near majority of Republicans (49%) believe that Republican leaders support amnesty because they are “beholden to donors and special interests.” In addition, three-quarters of Republicans believe that Obama has been “consistently lawless.”

Republican establishment leaders in the House and Senate have been squeamish about wanting to defund Obama’s executive amnesty, with some–like incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)–indicating that it is more important for Republicans to be a so-called “party of yes” than fighting Obama over his executive amnesty.

The poll, which surveyed 602 Republican voters who voted in the midterms, was conducted December 26-30 and has a margin or error of +/- four percentage points.

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