Posted Sep 05, 2014 at 8:11 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a survey by Gallup, " Americans say the government, immigration, and the economy in general are the most important problems currently facing the country. Mentions of government and the economy have been at the top of the list since the beginning of the year, while mentions of immigration rose sharply in July, in response to the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, and remain high this month." Here is Gallup's chart:
Posted Jul 19, 2013 at 8:09 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a new survey by Gallup, "Democrats are more likely than Republicans to be satisfied with the
work the government is doing in each of 19 different areas. The parties'
satisfaction levels diverge most on healthcare and foreign affairs, and
diverge least on poverty, national parks, and transportation." Here is Gallup's chart:
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at 12:24 AM by Maurice Berger
A new survey by Pew Research survey reports that 71% of Americans believe there should be a path for illegal aliens in the United States to remain in this country if they meet certain requirements; just 27% say they should not be allowed to stay legally.
Posted Aug 22, 2012 at 9:42 AM by Maurice Berger
According to Gallup, "three months before the election, President Barack Obama gets good
marks from Americans for his handling of terrorism, fair marks for
education and foreign affairs, but poor marks on immigration and three
big economic issues: the federal budget deficit, creating jobs, and the
economy generally." Here is Gallup's chart:
Posted Jun 21, 2012 at 9:04 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by Bloomberg reports that 64% of Americans support President Obama's decision to end the
deportations of some illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as
children; 30% do not support the decision.
Posted May 02, 2012 at 9:07 AM by Maurice Berger
Arizona, a reliable red state in presidential elections, holds some good news for President Obama: a new Rocky Mountain Poll in the state finds President Obama ahead of Mitt Romney, 42% to 40% with 18% undecided. An earlier survey, by Merrill/Morrisson Institute reported a two-point lead for Romney, a surprisingly close race (fueled, in part, by Hispanic voters unhappy with the GOP agenda on immigration issues) for a GOP candidate.
Posted Jun 03, 2010 at 1:08 AM by Maurice Berger
A just released Quinnipiac
University poll reports that American voters--by a 48% to 35% margin--would like to see their state pass an immigration law similar to Arizona's: "The strong plurality who says they would
like a similar law in their own state probably portends the law will be
an issue in many, many campaigns this November across the country.
Depending on how those elections and court challenges come out, copy cat
Arizona laws could be a hot issue in state capitals after November."
Posted May 04, 2010 at 1:14 AM by Maurice Berger
According to Gallup, "more than three-quarters of Americans have heard about the state of
Arizona's new immigration law, and of these, 51% say they favor it and
39% oppose it . . . The law makes it a state crime for illegal immigrants to be in the
country, and allows Arizona law enforcement officials to detain those
suspected of being in the country illegally unless they can prove
otherwise. The law has sparked protests in Arizona and other parts of
the U.S., and calls for economic boycotts of the state."
Posted Aug 12, 2009 at 1:21 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a recently released Gallup poll, the nation appears to be less welcoming to immigrants: "With some U.S. lawmakers and immigration rights activists stepping up
calls for the Obama administration to pursue immigration reform, Gallup
finds Americans less favorable toward immigration than they were a year
ago. Half (50%) say immigration should be decreased, up from 39% last
year. A third (32%) say immigration levels should be kept the same,
down from 39%, and 14% say they should be increased, down from 18%." In an anylisis of these results, Gallupwrites: These numbers "mark a return to the attitudes that prevailed in the first few
years after 9/11; attitudes softened from 2006 to last year.
The shift toward a tougher stance this time around may reflect the
country's economic situation, as Americans tend to become less
pro-immigration during difficult economic times."