Poll: Majority Less Likely to Support Candidates Who Back Amnesty

Poll: Majority Less Likely to Support Candidates Who Back Amnesty

Another national poll has found that a plurality of Americans are less likely to support candidates for Congress who support amnesty. 

An NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll asked respondents whether they would be more or less likely to vote for a candidate who “supports a pathway to citizenship for undocumented.”

Forty-two percent of those surveyed, a plurality, said they would be “less likely,” while thirty-six percent said they would be “more likely” to support a candidate who supports amnesty. Twenty percent of those surveyed were indifferent. 

The poll’s findings are consistent with those from an ABC News-Washington Post poll last week that found that 39% of registered voters were less likely to vote for a candidate who supports amnesty. That poll found that only 27% of registered voters were more likely to vote for candidates who support amnesty, while 31% said it would not make a difference.

As Breitbart News has reported, House GOP leaders, backed by big-business interests like the Chamber of Commerce, have tried to argue that the GOP can only remain viable if they pass amnesty legislation. But after the House GOP leadership released its “immigration principles,” which leaders like Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL) blasted as “amnesty,” any momentum for such legislation has stalled. GOP leaders have said they would not move forward on immigration reform until President Obama can be trusted to enforce the country’s immigration laws. 

Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), though, have said they still want to get amnesty legislation done this year, and leading Democrats have indicated that this year would be the last chance to pass such legislation.

The poll interviewed 1,000 adults from  March 5-9, and its margin of error is +/- 3.10%.


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