Poll Update: Voters support Obama immigration change


Even as Speaker Boehner bemoans that Obama’s Dream Act executive order “puts everyone in a difficult position.” voters apparently feel it’s the right position to take. Perhaps the Speaker means it will place Republicans in the untenable position of agreeing with the Democratic leader of the country. Yes, yes… our sympathies go out the congressional Republicans.

(CNN) – A majority of voters agreed with the immigration policy unveiled by President Barack Obama last week, according to a new poll.

The Bloomberg Poll released Tuesday showed 64% of likely voters backed the shift, which would allow the children of illegal immigrants who meet certain requirements to stave off deportation for two years. Although 30% of those surveyed disagreed with the president, coveted independent voters agreed with the decision by better than a two-to-one margin. However, support was divided along party lines. Fifty-six percent of likely Republican voters opposed the decision while 86% of Democrats issued praise. Sixty-six percent of independents backed the policy change, while 26% disagreed.

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