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Poll: Amnesty is Toxic for Swing Voters, Top Issue For GOP Voters
The Daily Caller ^ | 7 Aug 2014 | Neil Munro

Posted on 08/07/2014 11:25:02 AM PDT by mandaladon

Only 28 percent of swing-voting independents support President Barack Obama’s immigration policies, while 59 percent oppose those policies, according to a new CBS poll, which also shows that GOP voters think immigration is a more important issue than Obamacare.

That’s a big problem for Obama, as he heads into a critical election season while promising to impose an unprecedented national amnesty for several million illegals, in the face of opposition from Congress.

GOP-leaning supporters already oppose his immigration policy, by 85 percent to 7 seven percent, while Democrats are split, with 33 percent disapproving and 56 approving of his immigration policies, said the poll of Americans, not voters.

Overall, Americans disapprove of his immigration policies by 57 to 31 percent. That’s much worse than his overall rating, which showed 40 percent approval, and 54 percent disapproval, said CBS.

Those declining poll numbers match recent polls, including a July poll by the Associated Press and GfK Public Affairs.

GOP supporters rated immigration as the most important issue facing Americans, ensuring that any action Obama takes is likely to nudge up GOP opposition.

Eighteen percent of Republicans rated immigration as the top issue, slightly above the 14 percent who consider the economy as the top issue, and twice the 9 percent who say Obamacare is the top issue.

GOP politicians — including senatorial candidates Arkansas’ Tom Cotton, New Hampshire’s Scott Brown, and Michigan’s Mary Lynn Land — are already reacting to the shift in GOP priorities by promising support for hawkish pro-American policies.

Even incumbent Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander is trying to win his tough primary with a TV-ad that declared him an opponent of amnesty. In fact, he voted for the Senate’s immigration bill in June 2010, which would have created a multi-stage amnesty for at least 11 million illegals,

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KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; obama
However, the public remains skeptical about the GOP’s immigration policy, which is an incoherent mix caused by the clashing preference by most voters for reduced immigration and the preference of GOP-leaning business leaders and donors for a greater inflow of foreign workers and immigrants. So far, GOP leaders have not aligned themselves with voters...........................Blame the RINOs for this.
1 posted on 08/07/2014 11:25:02 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Bottom line—Registered Republicans and the precious Independents are overwhelmingly against amnesty; so, naturally, the GOP-e is embracing it.


2 posted on 08/07/2014 11:27:35 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.)
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To: mandaladon

Yep. The RINO GOPE cannot even articulate a different stance than Obama on immigration.


3 posted on 08/07/2014 11:28:05 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: mandaladon

Obama is hoping for a Nuclear Strike by Putin to save his ass he also hopes he’s not under the First Strike


4 posted on 08/07/2014 11:29:09 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: molson209
It may not be something by Putin but for sure Obama and his cohorts are trying to come up with an October surprise to avert the likely anti-Democrat landslide in November.

Obama is probably figuring that the media will play up the "Republicans are anti-Hispanic racists" theme to defuse immigration as an issue, but his real hope must be for other issues or pseudo-issues to distract the public's attention away from illegal immigration and his handling of it.

5 posted on 08/07/2014 11:35:14 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Arm_Bears
...so, naturally, the GOP-e is embracing it.

There's just no stopping the Stupid Party.

6 posted on 08/07/2014 11:37:38 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: mandaladon
I think amnesty is probably toxic for a huge portion of the Republicans, and probably more Democrats that you would believe — there's a reason the Uniparty-Elite haven't shoved this down our throats.
[Yet.]
7 posted on 08/07/2014 11:38:07 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Arm_Bears
I've know more than a few illegal aliens who think our immigration policies are far to lenient. Their attitude is basically, 'let me and my family in because we'll work hard, but not all the other jag-offs who messed up the third world sh*thole from which I escaped.'

America has 4% of the world's population and 4% of the world's land area. We cannot afford to be boarding house for the world.

8 posted on 08/07/2014 11:42:28 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: mandaladon

This Obama mega-amnesty for illegals will be his Emancipation Proclamation

Guess who said that ?


9 posted on 08/07/2014 11:43:03 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: mandaladon

“... and Michigan’s Mary Lynn Land...”

Teri Lynn Land.


10 posted on 08/07/2014 11:43:10 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Verginius Rufus

The problem with distractions is that he’s trying to distract us from a prior distraction meant to cover up a still earlier misstep. Each new distraction must be that much larger to have a footprint to cover the prior distraction in order to have the intended effect. Where this leads, nobody knows...


11 posted on 08/07/2014 11:45:28 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Arm_Bears

They have to pretend to like it.

The GOPe does not want to win the senate. They like their position. If they win the senate, then they’ll have to either work for us, or work even harder to cover up the fact that they work primarily for K Street.

They despise the conservatives. They don’t know what to do with conservatives, and they do not understand conservatives.

If they win the senate they’ll have to work for conservatives and that is so much worse than what they do now.

And they certainly don’t want to work for senate conservatives.


12 posted on 08/07/2014 11:47:09 AM PDT by stanne
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To: mandaladon
This is a non-issue for the social engineers/financial elites.

The illegals are like a time released toxin.

They are here. They are not going anywhere. More and more are coming. they are being distributed far and wide.

When the numbers are enough, they will be activated to do the damage they've been brought in to do. (vote away property rights, vote away 2nd Amendment, etc.)

Barring some "radical" dark horse who starts a landslide movement to eject them all from the country--the damage is done. It's now a waiting game.

13 posted on 08/07/2014 11:47:29 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: mandaladon

Lately, I’ve wondered why immigration is such a big deal at this point - there are laws on the books that when effectively applied address most issues - immigration policy isn’t broken, its simply not carried out as written into law.

As suppose it’s just politics at play. Two+ more years is a long time - although if the Senate goes Republican later this year - let the entertainment begin.


14 posted on 08/07/2014 11:49:27 AM PDT by relentlessly
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To: mandaladon

Listening Chamber of Commerce?


15 posted on 08/07/2014 11:49:36 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Obadiah

They’re only stupid if you consider their goals to be conservative ones. If you consider their goals to be “judge public opinion, don’t rock the boat and hold onto whatever power we have at any cost” then their actions are 100% logical.


16 posted on 08/07/2014 12:04:44 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: mandaladon

“Even incumbent Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander is trying to win his tough primary with a TV-ad that declared him an opponent of amnesty.”

Alexander is claiming he was fighting amnesty when he voted for amnesty.

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.”

Let’s hope this lying, limp-wristed, modern day Humpty Dumpty goes down in defeat against Joe Carr tonight.


17 posted on 08/07/2014 12:07:53 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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No Way Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

18 posted on 08/07/2014 12:10:16 PM PDT by wku man ("Weenie in a Hybrid" by 10 Pound Test - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWdLDSB_6gY)
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To: mandaladon

I think most Americans feel the same way I do. Let’s worry about AMERICAN KIDS before we start blowing our money on other people’s kids from Central America. That’s just flat goofy! Send them home to their parents. Let the governments in Central America deal with it. It’s not our problem. Rimshot Joe Biden claims that they are his kids, the governments need to go after him for child support.


19 posted on 08/07/2014 12:10:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: mandaladon

Taking a stand against Illegal Immigration would have been a game winner in 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012. But, the GOPe chose to ignore the issue becaus it would have given the GOP and unfair advantage over the Democrats...and that just wouildn’t be cricket.


20 posted on 08/07/2014 12:12:13 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Yeah, that’s it. Real profiles in courage, huh?


21 posted on 08/07/2014 12:59:17 PM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: Arm_Bears

“Bottom line—Registered Republicans and the precious Independents are overwhelmingly against amnesty; so, naturally, the GOP-e is embracing it.”

Follow the money.


22 posted on 08/07/2014 1:15:38 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: mandaladon

My understanding is that any executive order can be reversed by the next executive. While a lot of illegals will stay deportation of some can be accelerated not to mention the ease of shutting down the border afterwards!!


23 posted on 08/07/2014 1:18:45 PM PDT by ontap
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To: mandaladon

Junk poll. It’s telephone and all adults, not Likely Voters. It included Hispanics. This means that Likely Voters are really against it.


24 posted on 08/07/2014 1:56:41 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Vigilanteman
America has 4% of the world's population and 4% of the world's land area.

That's a nonsense stat. We've got plenty of room for hard working, small government, liberty loving types. It's welfare kings and queens we need less of.

25 posted on 08/07/2014 1:58:16 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Verginius Rufus
It may not be something by Putin but for sure Obama and his cohorts are trying to come up with an October surprise to avert the likely anti-Democrat landslide in November.
In that case The Emperor has to hope HE WILL NOT BE BLAMED for us having our guard down. If something does happen I blame his bony arse.
26 posted on 08/07/2014 2:14:57 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: mandaladon
I seriously question that 11 million number. Last 'amnesty' discussion everyone was batting around 22-40 million. This time 11 million.

I don't believe any of them. The border's been wide open for 50 years and neither party has done a single thing about it and these border-jumpers have been crossing as fast as they could.

It's a LOT closer to the 40 million than the 11 million.

27 posted on 08/07/2014 2:36:49 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: mandaladon

If the MSM would show what is really going on at the border and across the country, the opposition numbers would be much higher.

Wait until schools start back and classes are filled with these kids who don’t speak a word of English.


28 posted on 08/07/2014 2:45:03 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Arm_Bears

Obama and his party’s MSM’s position is misleading. They keep pushing this meme that, `he will act since Congress won’t’, e.g.
`President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would act alone _ even on the hot-button issue of illegal immigration _ if a divided and uncooperative Congress continued to fail to act.’

There’s a reason Congress—the Democrats and GOP-e—”isn’t acting” but it isn’t because they don’t want amnesty.
It’s because they know if they pass legislation, the SHTF with their constituents; Obama simply doesn’t care.

Even the guy selling hot dogs in front of the county Justice Center understands that it is the Congress that legislates, not the president.
When the president starts passing laws, then we have tyranny, and I contend that we’ve reached that point with Obama’s “executive orders,” or government by diktat.


29 posted on 08/07/2014 3:58:57 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: Obadiah

When a politicain’s core principle is “get re-elected”, they need to be voted out.


30 posted on 08/07/2014 4:25:06 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: mandaladon

What would the polls say if you add in another 11,000,000 Mexicans?


31 posted on 08/07/2014 5:03:50 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: OneWingedShark

“I think amnesty is probably toxic for a huge portion of the Republicans, and probably more Democrats that you would believe — there’s a reason the Uniparty-Elite haven’t shoved this down our throats.”

TOTALLY RIGHT. They had to see Cantor’s FACE a lot more than they wished for the past two months - and it kept reminding them of their future if they listen to Karl Rove and their highly-paid adviser (most of them gay, by the way).

Their survival instincts are kicking in a bit, FINALLY.


32 posted on 08/07/2014 7:48:31 PM PDT by BobL
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