Poll Suggests Idahoans Support Immigration Reform
(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — A recent Harper Polling study suggests that Idaho Voters would support Immigration Reform Legislation by a 2-to-1 margin. The 1,000-page bill now being debated in Washington would secure our borders, block employers from hiring undocumented immigrants, and make sure that those already in the country with NO criminal record could register for legal status. If a long list of requirements is met over more than a decade, it would provide eligibility for a path to citizenship. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of those polled either strongly or somewhat support the bill. Only 18% indicated they would oppose such legislation.
The question was asked concerning the ‘path to citizenship’, specifically that an undocumented immigrant currently living in this country should pay a penalty, learn English, pass a criminal background check, pay taxes and wait at least 13-years before they are eligible for citizenship. An overwhelming 75% support this route.
Idaho voters also would be more likely to support an elected official who votes for the so-called ‘Gang of Eight’ Bill by a 3-to-1 margin.
This survey by Harper was taken in 29-states across the country and found comparable results in every state with strong majorities in favor of the current legislation. Harper Polling is a Conservative GOP organization that launched in 2012 with the goal of putting the Republican party on parity with Democrats in the field of IVR polling.