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Posted on 05/06/2005 6:30:14 PM PDT by Founding Father
Zogby poll: Americans fed up on illegal aliens
Majority against Bush plan for workers, 81% think local police should help feds
Posted: May 6, 2005 7:44 p.m. Eastern
© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com
A new opinion poll by Zogby International indicates Americans are hardly pleased with the Bush administration on the subject of illegal immigration.
The poll, cited on CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" program yesterday, noted a huge majority 81 percent believes local and state police should help federal authorities enforce laws against illegal immigration. Only 14 percent disagreed.
Voters were also asked, "Do you support or oppose the Bush administration's proposal to give millions of illegal aliens guest worker status and the opportunity to become citizens?" Only 35 percent gave their support, and 56 percent said no.
"A majority opposed illegal immigration," pollster John Zogby told CNN. "In fact, when you combine those two terms, 'illegal and immigration,' it really conjures up a considerable amount of negatives. And, in fact, we find that it's really across the board."
According to the report, the greatest opponents of illegal immigration are Democrats, African-Americans, women and people with household income below $75,000, those with the most to lose in the job market.
When it came to the status of the nation's borders, respondents were asked, "Do you agree or disagree that the federal government should deploy troops on the Mexican border as a temporary measure to control illegal immigration?" A clear majority 53 percent agree, while 40 percent disagree.
"The Minuteman program highlighted the fact that we need more tighter border security," Phil Kent of American Immigration Control Foundation told the network. "So I think these numbers again are good. It's a good civics lesson for the American people. It shows our elected leaders that we want action."
In summing up her report, CNN correspondent Lisa Sylvester noted, "So, while the public wants tougher borders, politicians are pushing to leave them open. A real disconnect."
Dobbs responded to that statement, saying: "The disconnect that you referred to, Lisa, between our elected officials and the people of this country is in no on no other issue any more dramatic than on the issue of illegal immigration. The Zogby poll is just simply the most recent in a string of polls that show that the American people want their borders secure, they want immigration laws to be enforced, and to clean up what has become an atrocious mess on the part of our elected representatives serving better the interests of U.S. multinationals than the people who are working for a living in this country."
Within a week of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the U.S., Zogby polled Americans on border security and immigration issues.
When asked whether the government was doing enough to control the border and screen those allowed into the country, 76 percent said the government was not doing enough.
Regarding future threats to the U.S., 72 percent of likely voters in 2001 said a dramatic increase in resources devoted to border control and enforcement of immigration laws would help reduce the chances of a terrorist attack in the future.
IMO, they should be forced to work on the fence to pay off the $5000 fine plus costs of detainment for entering the US through an undesignated checkpoint.
91 percent of those polled believe that illegal immigration is a serious problem.
Opinion Dynamics Poll for Fox News, April 25-26, 2005
55 percent of Florida voters polled believe that immigration harms the United States.
Research 2000 Florida Poll, March, 2005
A majority of Americans (52 percent) want the level of immigration reduced. Only 7 percent want to see it increased.
Gallup Poll, January 3-5, 2005
Eighty percent of Carolinians said it should be harder for people to immigrate to the United States.
2003 Carolinas Poll, August 2004
Half of Americans (49 percent) want immigration reduced. Only 14 percent want to see it increased.
Gallup Poll, July 22, 2004
Eighty-five percent of Americans believe that "large number of immigrants entering the U.S." is an important threat to the vital interest of the United States in the next 10 years. Of those, 50 percent believe it is a "crticial threat."
Gallup Poll, February 2-12, 2004
Copied and saved- greatly appreciate it.
George Bush and the GOP will pander their way up to 51% of the Hispanic vote. The next morning, the entire Democratic Party will turn nativist with a vengeance. The unions will rise up in fury, Jesse Jackson will demand the expulsion of Mexicans and a minority quota system that keeps A-A's as the dominant minority group. Deep thinkers on the communitarian left will discover the importance of cultural continuity. Bobby Byrd will break out his white sheet ....
With the 'rats providing most of the votes, we will close the borders, the GOP will sew up the Hispanic vote for the next 100 years, and the democratic coalition will be reduced to unions, blacks, abortion providers, journalists, and college professors.
Ya just gotta understand the strategery.
I don't doubt there is great animosity toward illegal immigration in this country, and I oppose it more than anyone, I was just making a point that Zogby has zero credibility in my book, and I rely on his polling for nothing.
President Bush has handed the GOP an issue that can keep them in the White House.
Now, who will have the courage to step up and take the lead?
Opinion is divided on eliminating public assistance, such as education and health benefits, to illegal immigrants and their children. Forty-three percent of Americans favor stopping public assistance for illegal immigrants, while 45 percent oppose it.
Even so, a 62 percent majority, including almost equal majorities of Democrats (65 percent) and Republicans (62 percent), favors allowing illegal immigrants who have jobs in the United States to apply for legal, temporary worker status
Who are we kidding here?
One of the first times I have ever agreed with Zogby..
You sir, speak in the ONLY language politicians understand.
No doubt. Some, like you, love illegals for the cheap labor. The rest are too scared to be seen as racists (as you would paint them) to oppose it. And, still some are so enamored of Bush (like you) that they are blinded to the destruction illegals are causing to this society.
Okay, I misunderstood. This poll is, however, consistent with many others.
No doubt you also push tin foil theories when you lose an argument and poll figures that don't agree with your mine the border mentality.
"lose an argument"
Something that you excel at.
"The poll finds 91 percent think the illegal or undocumented immigration situation in the United States today is a "very" serious (63 percent) or "somewhat" serious (28 percent) problem."
Well.....if I was King of the Forest....I'd ban polls.
Ahhh, the memories.
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