Most Americans don’t find that the kids flooding the border tug their heartstrings, and they’re not lining up to back Obama’s “comprehensive immigration reform.” According to a new Rasmussen poll, most Americans want the kids to be sent back home.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the primary focus of any new immigration legislation passed by Congress should be to send the young illegal immigrants back home as quickly as possible. Just 27% say it should focus instead on making it easier for these illegal immigrants to remain in the United States. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Advocates for the illegal immigrants argue that they are flooding into the country to escape violent situations in their home countries, but just 31% of U.S. voters think they are coming here now for their own safety. Most voters (52%) believe they are coming here for economic reasons. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure.
Democrats are showing that most of them are entirely out of touch with the majority of Americans on this. The latest Democrat to reveal that strange blend of prog thinking and moral stupidity is Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. David Axelrod’s pre-Obama protege thinks that sending the kids back is just like sending Jews to their deaths in the Holocaust. No kidding.