The number of swing-voters who want to shut-down the federal government unless nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation obtain amnesty has plummetted in just one month.
A new Morning Consult/Politico poll reveals how unpopular a plan to shut down the federal government over amnesty for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) illegal aliens is with swing-voters.
Only about 1 in 5 swing-voters, or roughly 20 percent, want a government shut-down in order to force an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens. Likewise, 20 percent of Republican voters said the same.
Just one month ago, 23 percent of swing voters said DACA amnesty was a “top priority” for Congress, as Breitbart News reported, revealing a three percent decline in support by Independents for amnesty.
Since September, support for DACA amnesty among swing-voters has plummetted by a whopping 15 percentage points. At that time, 35 percent of swing-voters supported a quick amnesty for DACA illegal aliens.
In a month, overall support for a DACA amnesty has fallen as well. Last month, 29 percent of Americans believed DACA amnesty was a priority.
Now, only 25 percent — or one in four Americans — of all Americans surveyed said they believe the government should be shut down in order to doll out a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
In September, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the DACA program, created by President Obama, would be phased out by March 2018.
Despite little support for amnesty for illegal aliens, Democrats, the Republican establishment, the cheap labor industry, big business and the open borders lobby have teamed up to relentlessly push for legalizing up to 3.5 million illegal aliens who are on the DACA rolls or eligible for DACA.
The latest effort to pass pro-American immigration reforms — such as halving legal immigration down to 500,000 immigrants a year by ending the process of “chain migration” where new immigrants being allowed to bring their foreign relatives to the U.S. — is coupled with an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens.
Though the end to chain migration is tacked onto an amnesty, by greatly reducing legal immigration levels, where the U.S. currently admits more than 1 million immigrants a year, American wages would rise and blue-collar U.S. workers would be relieved from having to compete with the current immigrant-flooded labor market.
At the same time, an amnesty for illegal aliens would betray President Trump’s base of supporters, as he adamantly opposed any such plan during the 2016 presidential election.