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May 25, 2007

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Steve K.

There is BROAD SUPPORT, Congress, so no more funky amendements and pass the thing already!

David Wharton

"The nationwide telephone poll did not ask respondents about the immigration bill itself."

It isn't clear from the article whether there is broad support for the major provisions when they are combined together in a single package, or whether there is broad support for the provisions they asked about whent combined with all the other parts of the immigration bill.

Why not just tell people what's in the bill, and ask them whether they support it?

Bubba

"Why not just tell people what's in the bill, and ask them whether they support it?"

Then the "broad support" would disappear, except from from folks who know how to do push polls.

Why not just tell people things like these and see how the "broad support" holds up?

why not tell people the economic truth about "guest worker" programs, and see how the "broad support" fares among the public?

Noteworthy:

"What's more perplexing is why liberals, staunch opponents of poverty and inequality, support a program that worsens poverty and inequality. Poor immigrant workers hurt the wages of unskilled Americans. The only question is how much."

Jim Capo

Bubba nails it.

The NYT pollsters and the US House that voted 411-3 on this one must be talking to different sets of voters.

We should never forget that the shills at the NYT "missed" the Ukranian genocide and Holocaust too.

Bubba

Plus, Rasmussen tells us a different story on public support of the amnesty bill.

"The bi-partisan agreement among influential Senators and the White House has been met with bi-partisan opposition among the public."

"These survey results are consistent with other recent polling data showing that most Americans favor an enforcement-only reform bill."

"We asked survey respondents how closely they have followed news stories about 'an immigration reform agreement reached by the Bush Administration and a bi-partisan group of Senators.' Seventy-eight percent (78%) said they were following the story Somewhat or Very Closely. We then asked respondents if they favored or opposed 'the immigration reform proposal agreed to last week.'"

On the other hand, there may be some folks who think that 26% constitutes "broad support".

Ged

There seems to be conflicting data on what "broad support" for enforcement only means as this recent (May 4-6) CNN poll indicates. A full 80 percent of those polled favored some path to citizenship for those already in the country illegally as long as they had a job and paid their taxes. Either people's opinions on this are indeed mixed, or the polls themselves are flawed. Either way I don't think anyone can claim to speak for the American people on this issue with 100% certainty.

John G

"On the other hand, there may be some folks who think that 26% constitutes "broad support".

I THINK NOT!
Even Congressman Coble agrees with Congressman What? that this is a good bill.

What in the hell is going on here? I think the whole nation is going to be speaking Spanish soon, if someone besides myself thinks this "amnesty bill" is not good for our nation. Please let them speak up now; so we may have a chance to defeat the Replicates and the Democans.

mel stetson

LETS HAVE REAL BORDER SECURITY 1ST AND THEN FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO NEXT. IDO NOT TRUST OUR SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN TO DO WHAT WE THE PEOPLE WANT.

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