December 3, 2014

IT’S INTERESTING THAT THE DEMOCRATS AND THE GOP ARE SO EAGER TO CUT AN IMMIGRATION DEAL, GIVEN THAT THE PUBLIC ISN’T:

A new Economist/YouGov poll said that the public opposes the president’s order, 45 percent to 38 percent supporting it. In fact, only a majority of Democrats support the president’s action.

“The president’s plan for executive action on immigration clearly does not sit well with many Americans. Democrats support the president’s decision to use an executive order to delay deportation proceedings for parents of U.S. citizens, but 51 percent of independents and 80 percent of Republicans oppose it,” said the poll analysis.

What’s more, support for illegals and the president’s action has dropped since he unveiled his order to allow some illegals to stay temporarily and apply for a work permit if they have children who are U.S. citizens.

In February, for example, 55 percent supported providing a path to citizenship. That has dropped to 47 percent.

More telling is the nation’s attitude toward undocumented immigrants when it comes to jobs, school and crime.

Quite odd that the establishment — especially the GOP establishment — seems so uninterested in these sentiments, which you’d think would have considerable electoral salience.

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