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Friday, July 24, 2015

Another big lead for Donald Trump in latest ABC News/Washington Post poll which finds illegal immigration an 'extraordinarily powerful issue.' One third of Republicans who oppose legalizing illegals support Trump out of field of 16. 52% R oppose legalizing-ABC News

"Among leaned Republicans who are registered to vote, 52 percent oppose legalization." Poll dates, July 16-19, 2015
7/23/15,  "The Note: Donald Trump Makes A Run For The Border," ABC News, Michael Falcone

"Analysis-ABC's Rick Klein: We can only speculate about what kinds of props or insults Donald Trump is bringing with him to the Texas-Mexico border today. But the new ABC News/Washington Post poll out Thursday suggests the extent to which he may not need them. Roughly half of Republicans in the poll oppose a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants-and Trump gets support from a third of those voters. Think about that: In a 16-person field, the idea that any candidate could get 34 percent of that large a slice of potential voters suggests an extraordinarily powerful issue."... 

Poll dates, July 16-19, 2015, in English and Spanish, among a random national sample of 1,002 adults. Margin of error 3.5. Splits: 30D-21R-39Ind, Democrats-Republicans-Independents. PDF with full results, charts and tables
7/23/15, "ABC/'Washington Post' Poll: Immigration Critics Drive Trump Surge," ABC Radio
"About half of potential GOP voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll oppose a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants, and Trump wins support from 34 percent in this group, [20 points ahead of his closest competitor] a remarkable tally in a 16-candidate race....

Among leaned Republicans who are registered to vote, 52 percent oppose legalization--and Trump’s 34 percent support in this group puts him 20 points ahead of his closest competitor. [p. 2 pdf] Among those favoring legalization (44 percent of leaned Republicans), though, he is essentially tied with other candidates – including Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and Marco Rubio....

Opponents of legal status are passionate; 82 percent of them feel strongly about it [p. 2 pdf]....Americans are evenly split over which party they trust more to deal with the issue [p. 5 pdf], 40 percent pick the GOP, 37 percent the Democrats. While partisans tend to favor their own side, independents break for the Republicans by 43-27 percent....  

Majorities of liberals (80 percent), Democrats (74 percent), moderates (60 percent) and independents (58 percent) support a path to legal status. A slim majority of Republicans (51 percent) and a plurality of conservatives (49 percent) oppose it.".
..via Free Republic 


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