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Louisiana, national poll want immigration reform now

  // Monday, 07 July 2014 15:36 //

obama-boehner-reid-pelosi-2A New national and Louisiana poll by Harpers Polling show that voters believe immigraton system is broken and want action now.

 

Here are the results
Immigration Polling – Key Findings from 26 state and national voter surveys conducted between June 22 and July 3, 2014 by Harper Polling, Inc.


• Voters across the country recognize the immigration system is broken. The proportion of voters who believe the United States immigration system is in need of fixing does not dip below 84% in any region. By a 16 to 1 ratio, voters believe the system is in need of fixing versus those who think the system is functioning the way it should. 86% of Republicans believe Congress should take action to fix the immigration system. 79% of Independents agree.


• Voters overwhelmingly reject argument that President's unwillingness to enforce laws is grounds not to pass immigration reform. Nearly 3 out of 4 voters (72%) reject the argument that the Administration's unwillingness to enforce laws is a reason for Congress not to act. 2 out of 3 Republicans reject this argument as well. That number increases to 69% among Independents.


• Voters don’t want Washington to wait to fix the immigration system. 80% of voters want Congress to act this year, with nearly half calling it "very important" they act this year. In every region, at least 73% believe it is either very or somewhat Important that Congress act on immigration reform this year. 77% of Republicans say it is important that Congress act, while 53% say it is very important. 74% of Independents believe it is important for Congress to act this year.


Voters support the principles outlined by House leadership.

More than 60% of voters support the basic immigration plan laid out in Speaker Boehner's "immigration standards". 54% of Republicans support an immigration reform plan that secures our borders, expands visas for high-skill workers and farm workers, provides an employer verification program, allows young persons brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents an opportunity to earn citizenship, and provides visas to live and work here legally to undocumented immigrants without a criminal record who pay penalties and back taxes. Only 37% oppose. Among Independents, 62% support and only 26% oppose.


• Voters support establishing a legal status for undocumented immigrants. 2/3 of voters support legal status for undocumented immigrants. A majority of Republicans (54%) support legal status.


• Republicans want their next presidential candidate to support immigration reform. Republicans would rather vote for a presidential candidate in 2016 that is from a party that supports reform (71%) than one from a party that opposes it (15%).

SEE CROSS TABS

 

 

Q: Would you say that things in the country are going in the right direction, or have they gottenoff on the wrong track?

 

Party Affiliation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Republican

Democrat

Independent

 

 

 

 

Right Direction

9.95%

43.41%

17.31%

 

 

 

 

Wrong Track

87.96%

42.93%

71.15%

 

 

 

 

Not sure

2.09%

13.66%

11.54%

 

 

 

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

Gender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

Male

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right Direction

28.20%

21.79%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrong Track

60.15%

72.65%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not sure

11.65%

5.56%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Age

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 - 39

40 - 49

50 - 59

60 or older

Right Direction

23.61%

22.86%

25.30%

26.56%

 

Wrong Track

62.50%

70.00%

64.46%

67.19%

 

Not sure

13.89%

7.14%

10.24%

6.25%

 

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

Race/Ethnicity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White   Hispanic/Latino  African American

Other

Right Direction

11.58%

18.18%

57.48%

23.08%

Wrong Track

85.21%

63.64%

26.77%

53.85%

Not sure

3.22%

18.18%

15.75%

23.08%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Q: Which of the following issues is most important in deciding how you will vote for Congressthis year: The Economy, Jobs, Spending, Obamacare, Immigration, National Security, Taxes, or Moral issues like abortion and gay marriage?

 

Party Affiliation

 

Republican

Democrat

Independent

 

 

Economy

21.79%

32.83%

20.20%

 

 

Jobs

3.91%

20.71%

19.19%

 

 

Spending

13.97%

9.09%

16.16%

 

 

Obamacare

27.93%

15.15%

14.14%

 

 

Immigration

6.15%

5.05%

6.06%

 

 

National Security

8.94%

4.55%

4.04%

 

 

Taxes

0.00%

1.52%

4.04%

 

 

Moral Issues

11.17%

5.56%

10.10%

 

 

Not sure

6.15%

5.56%

6.06%

 

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

Gender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

Male

 

 

 

 

Economy

26.19%

25.89%

 

 

 

 

Jobs

13.10%

15.18%

 

 

 

 

Spending

10.32%

14.73%

 

 

 

 

Obamacare

19.84%

19.64%

 

 

 

 

Immigration

4.37%

7.14%

 

 

 

 

National Security

5.95%

6.25%

 

 

 

 

Taxes

1.59%

1.34%

 

 

 

 

Moral Issues

10.32%

6.70%

 

 

 

 

Not sure

8.33%

3.13%

 

 

 

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

Age

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 - 39

40 - 49

50 - 59

60 or older

Economy

37.88%

13.43%

27.85%

24.86%

Jobs

25.76%

17.91%

12.66%

9.73%

Spending

7.58%

17.91%

12.66%

11.89%

Obamacare

7.58%

22.39%

19.62%

23.24%

Immigration

4.55%

4.48%

5.70%

6.49%

National Security

6.06%

4.48%

6.33%

6.49%

Taxes

1.52%

0.00%

2.53%

1.08%

Moral Issues

3.03%

11.94%

7.59%

10.27%

Not sure

6.06%

7.46%

5.06%

5.95%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%


Race/Ethnicity

 

 

 

African

 

 

White

Hispanic/Latino

American

Other

Economy

24.25%

12.50%

32.28%

23.53%

Jobs

9.30%

37.50%

23.62%

14.71%

Spending

13.95%

25.00%

7.87%

14.71%

Obamacare

20.93%

0.00%

17.32%

20.59%

Immigration

6.98%

0.00%

4.72%

0.00%

National Security

6.31%

0.00%

3.15%

11.76%

Taxes

1.33%

0.00%

2.36%

0.00%

Moral Issues

11.96%

0.00%

3.15%

2.94%

Not sure

4.98%

25.00%

5.51%

11.76%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

Q: And, what is the NEXT most important issue to you?

 

Party Affiliation

 

Republican

Democrat

Independent

Economy

22.60%

29.08%

28.87%

Jobs

11.30%

24.49%

16.49%

Spending

14.69%

7.65%

17.53%

Obamacare

15.82%

16.33%

14.43%

Immigration

12.43%

3.57%

4.12%

National Security

9.04%

6.12%

8.25%

Taxes

3.39%

2.04%

5.15%

Moral Issues

7.91%

5.10%

2.06%

Not sure

2.82%

5.61%

3.09%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

Gender

 

 

 

 

 

Female

Male

 

 

Economy

25.98%

27.31%

 

 

Jobs

19.69%

15.74%

 

 

Spending

10.24%

14.81%

 

 

Obamacare

17.32%

13.89%

 

 

Immigration

5.51%

8.80%

 

 

National Security

9.06%

6.02%

 

 

Taxes

2.76%

3.70%

 

 

Moral Issues

4.33%

6.94%

 

 

Not sure

5.12%

2.78%

 

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

 

 


Age

 

18 - 39

40 - 49

50 - 59

60 or older

Economy

28.79%

30.88%

30.97%

20.44%

Jobs

24.24%

16.18%

19.35%

14.92%

Spending

9.09%

7.35%

10.97%

16.57%

Obamacare

12.12%

16.18%

13.55%

18.78%

Immigration

3.03%

7.35%

6.45%

8.84%

National Security

6.06%

5.88%

7.74%

8.84%

Taxes

9.09%

2.94%

1.94%

2.21%

Moral Issues

4.55%

4.41%

4.52%

7.18%

Not sure

3.03%

8.82%

4.52%

2.21%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

Race/Ethnicity

 

 

 

African

 

 

White

Hispanic/Latino

American

Other

Economy

25.42%

33.33%

31.20%

22.22%

Jobs

11.53%

33.33%

28.80%

22.22%

Spending

14.92%

0.00%

8.00%

11.11%

Obamacare

16.95%

22.22%

12.00%

13.89%

Immigration

9.15%

0.00%

2.40%

8.33%

National Security

8.47%

11.11%

7.20%

2.78%

Taxes

3.05%

0.00%

3.20%

5.56%

Moral Issues

7.12%

0.00%

2.40%

5.56%

Not sure

3.39%

0.00%

4.80%

8.33%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

Q: When thinking of the issue of immigration, do you believe the United States immigrationsystem is functioning the way it should or is in need of fixing?

 

Party Affiliation

 

Republican

Democrat

Independent

Functioning the way it should

7.47%

5.64%

9.18%

In need of fixing

89.08%

84.62%

82.65%

Not sure

3.45%

9.74%

8.16%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%


Gender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

Male

 

 

 

Functioning the way it should

8.47%

5.48%

 

 

 

In need of fixing

81.05%

91.32%

 

 

 

Not sure

10.48%

3.20%

 

 

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

Age

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 - 39

40 - 49

50 - 59

60 or older

Functioning the way it should

12.90%

5.97%

4.46%

7.73%

 

In need of fixing

77.42%

91.04%

86.62%

86.19%

 

Not sure

9.68%

2.99%

8.92%

6.08%

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

Race/Ethnicity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

African

 

 

 

White

Hispanic/Latino

American

Other

Functioning the way it should

5.76%

 

0.00%

9.76%

8.57%

In need of fixing

90.51%

100.00%

75.61%

82.86%

Not sure

3.73%

 

0.00%

14.63%

8.57%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

Q: Would you support or oppose an immigration reform plan that secures our borders, expandsvisas for high-skill workers and farm workers, provides an employer verification program, allows young persons brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents an opportunity to earn citizenship, and provides visas to live and work here legally to undocumented immigrants without a criminal record who pay penalties and back taxes?

 

Party Affiliation

 

Republican

Democrat

Independent

Strongly support

25.47%

35.68%

30.21%

Somewhat support

31.68%

25.41%

20.83%

Somewhat oppose

16.15%

13.51%

25.00%

Strongly oppose

21.12%

16.22%

13.54%

Not sure

5.59%

9.19%

10.42%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%


Gender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

Male

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly support

30.87%

 

30.66%

 

 

 

 

 

Somewhat support

24.78%

 

28.77%

 

 

 

 

 

Somewhat oppose

18.70%

 

15.09%

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly oppose

15.22%

 

19.81%

 

 

 

 

 

Not sure

10.43%

 

5.66%

 

 

 

 

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

Age

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 - 39

 

40 - 49

50 - 59

60 or older

Strongly support

38.33%

 

31.75%

23.81%

33.72%

 

Somewhat support

23.33%

 

23.81%

26.53%

29.07%

 

Somewhat oppose

15.00%

 

15.87%

21.77%

13.95%

 

Strongly oppose

16.67%

 

20.63%

20.41%

13.95%

 

Not sure

6.67%

 

7.94%

7.48%

9.30%

 

Total

100.00%

 

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

Race/Ethnicity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White

Hispanic/Latino

African American

Other

Strongly support

29.14%

30.00%

34.48%

 

23.53%

 

Somewhat support

27.70%

40.00%

27.59%

 

14.71%

 

Somewhat oppose

16.19%

20.00%

13.79%

 

35.29%

 

Strongly oppose

21.58%

10.00%

8.62%

 

17.65%

 

Not sure

5.40%

 

0.00%

15.52%

 

8.82%

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

100.00%

 

Q: Some inCongress have cited a concern with the current Administration’s enforcement ofexisting laws as a reason not to fix the problems that exist with the current laws. Is that concern a valid reason for Congress not to act?

 

Party Affiliation

 

Republican

Democrat

Independent

Yes

16.44%

10.40%

19.57%

No

65.75%

67.05%

70.65%

Not sure

17.81%

22.54%

9.78%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%


Gender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

Male

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

9.17%

20.73%

 

 

 

 

 

No

64.22%

70.98%

 

 

 

 

 

Not sure

26.61%

8.29%

 

 

 

 

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

Age

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 - 39

40 - 49

50 - 59

60 or older

Yes

18.18%

6.90%

13.53%

 

16.97%

 

No

61.82%

70.69%

63.91%

 

70.91%

 

Not sure

20.00%

22.41%

22.56%

 

12.12%

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

Race/Ethnicity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White   Hispanic/Latino

 

African American   Other

Yes

13.39%

20.00%

12.93%

31.03%

No

72.05%

50.00%

61.21%

55.17%

Not sure

14.57%

30.00%

25.86%

13.79%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

Q: In your opinion is it acceptable for Congress to allow things to stay the way they are at ourborder and with the immigration system, or is it better for them to take action?

 

Party Affiliation

 

Republican

Democrat

Independent

Ok to stay the same

5.19%

6.18%

7.61%

They should take action

88.96%

80.90%

76.09%

Not sure

5.84%

12.92%

16.30%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

Gender

 

 

 

 

Female

Male

 

Ok to stay the same

6.70%

5.50%

 

They should take action

79.91%

86.00%

 

Not sure

13.39%

8.50%

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

 


Age

 

18 - 39

40 - 49

50 - 59

60 or older

Ok to stay the same

13.79%

8.47%

3.55%

 

4.82%

 

They should take action

75.86%

77.97%

90.78%

 

80.12%

 

Not sure

10.34%

13.56%

5.67%

 

15.06%

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

Race/Ethnicity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

African

 

 

 

 

White   Hispanic/Latino

American

Other

Ok to stay the same

4.85%

0.00%

10.26%

 

3.45%

They should take action

87.69%

87.50%

71.79%

 

79.31%

Not sure

7.46%

12.50%

17.95%

 

17.24%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

Q: And, still thinking about immigration reform, how important is it to you that Congress act on

 

immigration reform this year. Is it...

 

Party Affiliation

 

Republican

Democrat

Independent

Very Important

58.94%

59.43%

39.56%

Somewhat Important

25.17%

23.43%

34.07%

Not Very Important

8.61%

6.86%

15.38%

Not At All Important

4.64%

2.29%

7.69%

Not Sure

2.65%

8.00%

3.30%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

Gender

 

 

 

 

 

Female

Male

 

 

Very Important

55.05%

54.77%

 

 

Somewhat Important

24.31%

28.64%

 

 

Not Very Important

9.17%

9.55%

 

 

Not At All Important

3.67%

5.03%

 

 

Not Sure

7.80%

2.01%

 

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

 

 


Age

 

18 - 39

40 - 49

50 - 59

60 or older

Very Important

52.63%

51.79%

58.16%

53.99%

Somewhat Important

29.82%

26.79%

21.99%

28.83%

Not Very Important

7.02%

14.29%

9.93%

7.98%

Not At All Important

7.02%

1.79%

4.26%

4.29%

Not Sure

3.51%

5.36%

5.67%

4.91%

 

Total

100.00%   100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

Race/Ethnicity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

African

 

 

White

Hispanic/Latino

American

Other

Very Important

55.68%

55.56%

54.39%

50.00%

Somewhat Important

28.79%

11.11%

21.93%

25.00%

Not Very Important

8.71%

22.22%

9.65%

10.71%

Not At All Important

4.17%

11.11%

1.75%

14.29%

Not Sure

2.65%

0.00%

12.28%

0.00%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

Q: Continuing to think about undocumented immigrants, which ONE of the followingstatements regarding undocumented immigrants do you MOST agree with?

 

Party Affiliation

 

Republican

Democrat

Independent

Deport all undocumented immigrants

43.45%

32.12%

35.71%

Legal status without US Citizenship

37.24%

26.06%

36.90%

Legal status with eligibility for US Citizenship

15.17%

31.52%

21.43%

Not Sure

4.14%

10.30%

5.95%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

Gender

 

 

 

 

Female

Male

 

Deport all undocumented immigrants

33.33%

41.05%

 

Legal status without US Citizenship

29.90%

35.26%

 

Legal status with eligibility for US Citizenship

25.49%

21.05%

 

Not Sure

11.27%

2.63%

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

 


Age

 

18 - 39

40 - 49

50 - 59   60 or older

Deport all undocumented immigrants

38.78%

38.18%

38.35%

35.03%

 

Legal status without US Citizenship

30.61%

41.82%

24.06%

36.94%

 

Legal status with eligibility for US Citizenship

20.41%

12.73%

27.82%

24.20%

 

Not Sure

10.20%

7.27%

9.77%

3.82%

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

Race/Ethnicity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

African

 

 

 

White

Hispanic/Latino

American

Other

Deport all undocumented immigrants

41.77%

0.00%

26.85%

50.00%

Legal status without US Citizenship

36.14%

77.78%

22.22%

23.08%

Legal status with eligibility for US Citizenship

16.87%

22.22%

40.74%

11.54%

Not Sure

5.22%

0.00%

10.19%

15.38%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

Q: When thinking about the 2016 Presidential election, would you rather vote for a candidatefrom a political party that you believe supports immigration reform or opposes it?

 

 

 

Party Affiliation

 

Republican

Democrat

Independent

 

 

From a Party that supports reform

67.61%

67.08%

62.35%

 

 

From a Party that opposes reform

14.79%

12.42%

11.76%

 

 

Not sure

17.61%

20.50%

25.88%

 

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

Gender

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

Male

 

 

 

From a Party that supports reform

66.67%

65.79%

 

 

 

From a Party that opposes reform

10.61%

15.79%

 

 

 

Not sure

22.73%

18.42%

 

 

 

Total

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

Age

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 - 39

40 - 49

50 - 59

60 or older

From a Party that supports reform

59.18%

64.81%

70.45%

65.36%

From a Party that opposes reform

16.33%

7.41%

12.12%

15.03%

Not sure

24.49%

27.78%

17.42%

19.61%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%


Race/Ethnicity

 

 

 

African

 

 

White

Hispanic/Latino

American

Other

From a Party that supports reform

71.14%

55.56%

60.00%

50.00%

From a Party that opposes reform

13.82%

0.00%

10.48%

23.08%

Not sure

15.04%

44.44%

29.52%

26.92%

Total

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

Media Sources

Metairie, Louisiana

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