An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 27, 2007

Amnesty Bill

Filed under: Borders, Illegals, Polls — olbroad @ 11:17

NewsMax.com had a poll on the so called immigration bill Congress and the President are trying to shove down our throats. I got an email this morning with the results. I can’t link to to it because, well, it was an email and they didn’t provide a link to the site.

NewsMax Poll: Just 4 Percent Favor Immigration Plan

By a margin of more than 23 to 1, Americans overwhelmingly oppose the Senate’s plan for immigration reform, an Internet poll sponsored by NewsMax reveals.

Respondents in the poll – which drew more than 100,000 participants – also said they would oppose any 2008 presidential candidate who supports the Kennedy-McCain plan.

23 to 1. Don’t you think Congress would figure out they are NOT speaking for the American people on this issue?

Here are the poll questions and results:

1. What is your overall opinion of the Senate immigration deal?

Favorable: 4 percent
Unfavorable: 95 percent
No opinion: 1 percent

I’d say 95% is a pretty overwhelming majority, wouldn’t you?

2. What should be done with the 12 million illegals in the U.S.?

Deport them: 85 percent
Offer them citizenship eventually: 11 percent
Do nothing with them: 4 percent

They keep telling us that deporting those who break the law is impossible. Are they telling us there aren’t enough buses in this country to take them to the borders? Or to the airport, or bus station, or whatever?

3. Would you vote for any presidential candidate who supported this deal?

Vote for: 5 percent
Vote against: 95 percent

I’m fairly sure that not all who took this poll were Republicans.

4. GOP candidates Rudy Giuliani and John McCain have expressed support for the immigration deal. Are you:

More likely to vote for them: 4 percent
Less likely: 93 percent
No opinion: 3 percent

This makes me question the overall poll numbers for Giuliani.

5. GOP candidates Mitt Romney and Tom Tancredo oppose the Senate immigration deal. Are You:

More likely to vote for them: 89 percent
Less likely: 5 percent
No opinion: 6 percent

I notice they didn’t add Fred, but since he hasn’t declared, I guess that’s ok.

6. Rate President Bush’s handling of the border and immigration issues.

Excellent: 1 percent
Good: 3 percent
OK: 8 percent
Bad: 29 percent
Very poor: 59 percent

I’m in that 59% who thinks his border control policies leave a GREAT deal to be desired.

I question people who take polls, yet have no opinion. Why bother?

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