New Poll Finds 67% of Texans Support Immigration Reform

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imageA new poll released today by the Alliance for Citizenship, Partnership for a New American Economy, and Republicans for Immigration Reform found that 67% of Texans support immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.  

The Texas poll is part of a 29-state series finding overwhelming support for immigration reform nationwide. View the full PDF here.

Considering their hijinks on the Senate floor this week–with John Cornyn introducing a poison pill amendment and Ted Cruz continuing to argue that citizenship is not necessary in immigration reform–have the two Senators from Texas seen these numbers?

Read the questions and full results below the jump.

Q1. There is bipartisan immigration reform legislation being debated in Washington. The bill would secure our borders, block employers from hiring undocumented immigrants, and make sure that undocumented immigrants already in the U.S. with no criminal record register for legal status. If a long list of requirements is met over more than a decade, it provides eligibility for a path to citizenship. Would you support or oppose this proposal?

Strongly support 41%

Somewhat support 26%

Somewhat oppose 7%

Strongly oppose 14%

Not sure 12%

Q2. Do you support or oppose an immigration reform plan that ensures undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. pay a penalty, learn English, pass a criminal background check, pay taxes, and wait a minimum of thirteen years before they can be eligible for citizenship?

Strongly support 46%

Somewhat support 26%

Somewhat oppose 7%

Strongly oppose 14%

Not sure 7%

Q3. Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for an elected official who votes for this legislation?

More likely 59%

Less likely 21%

Wouldn't make a difference 9%

Not sure 10%

Q4. Now, I'm going to read you a statement. Please tell me whether you agree or disagree. 'My Senator should support this legislation because everyone agrees our immigration system is broken, and this bill is tough but fair. It would tighten border security, crack down on employers who hire undocumented immigrants, and solve this problem once and for all.'

Strongly agree 51%

Somewhat agree 26%

Somewhat disagree 6%

Strongly disagree 13%

Not sure 4%

Q5. How important is it that the U.S. fix its immigration system this year?

Very important 68%

Somewhat important 17%

Not too important 6%

Not important at all 6%

Not sure 4%

Q6. If you are a woman, press 1. If a man, press 2.

Woman 53%

Man 47%

Q7. If you are 18 to 35 years old, press 1. If 36 to 50, press 2. If 51 to 65, press 3. If 66 and older, press 4.

18 to 35 14%

36 to 50 26%

51 to 65 35%

66 and older 25%

Q8. If you are white, press 1. If black, press 2. If Hispanic, press 3. If anything else, press 4.

White 68%

Black 12%

Hispanic 15%

Anything else 5%

Q9. If you are a Republican, press 1. If a Democrat, press 2. If an independent or any another party, press 3.

Republican 48%

Democrat 28%

Independent/Other 24%


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