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Old 06-19-2012, 11:20 PM
 
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You gotta be careful with these type of polls. If they asked "Do you agree with Obama........." about 50% would say yes just to agree with Obama and not know anything about the issue.
Absolutely true. And then they would blame Bush and call you a racist for not agreeing. Standard operating procedure from Obama supporters.

Obama can't be held accountable for jack, because he is "Special".
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Doesn't surprise me. This stupid stunt recently gained him a lot more hispanic voters and some of the people who support him are just plain stupid.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:38 AM
 
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I think that poster was referring to the following:

"But here's a fact that goes without much attention: Asians have now taken over Latinos as the largest group of new arrivals every year.
In 2010, 36% of new immigrants were Asians compared to 31% for Hispanics, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center."

Asians, more than Latinos, are largest group of new arrivals in U.S. – In America - CNN.com Blogs

While most are not illegal, excepting those who overstay their visas and/or are smuggled in via container ships, etc., I actually think that this is more alarming for our country since they are more likely to take higher-paying jobs than are their Latino counterparts.

Anyway, doesn't surprise me that so many support the president. I've not heard anyone I know personally express disapproval. Small sample size, sure, but, there you go.
How is it alarming avg Asian immigrant has much higher education Several of them have Phds and some even start a business Even in US schools majority of people getting Phd and masters in science and engineering are foreign students.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:40 AM
 
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Yeah, the thought that 420+ people represent the entire US population as "overwhelming" is totally plausible.
I guess you need to go to school how surveys are usually done
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I guess you need to go to school how surveys are usually done
On any given day you can find one poll to support an issue/person and also find a poll that disagrees with an issue/person.

Polls have agendas. And the results are all based on how the questions are worded.

In 2009 50% did not favor amnesty.
FOX News poll: 50% of Americans support ‘amnesty’ | Immigration Chronicles | a Chron.com blog

In 2010 over 60% of Americans did not favor amnesty.
https://www.numbersusa.com/content/n...nding-birthrig

Here's another poll..majority of Americans support reform but not amnesty.
Poll shows broad support for immigration reform | Immigration Chronicles | a Chron.com blog
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:03 AM
 
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On any given day you can find one poll to support an issue/person and also find a poll that disagrees with an issue/person.

Polls have agendas. And the results are all based on how the questions are worded.

In 2009 50% did not favor amnesty.
FOX News poll: 50% of Americans support ‘amnesty’ | Immigration Chronicles | a Chron.com blog

In 2010 over 60% of Americans did not favor amnesty.
https://www.numbersusa.com/content/n...nding-birthrig

Here's another poll..majority of Americans support reform but not amnesty.
Poll shows broad support for immigration reform | Immigration Chronicles | a Chron.com blog
NumbersUsa polls carries no credibility whatsoever.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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NumbersUsa polls carries no credibility whatsoever.
See, you just "dismissed" that poll.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:44 PM
 
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I think think this whole poll media ploy is just a distraction from the real issue. Abuse of power for the benefit of the current potus reelection bid. Americans and legal immigrants from all nationalities should be enraged about this latest dictatorial action. By passing the democratic process is not forgivable IMO.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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Who do you vote for?
Romney Outlines Approach to Immigration in Speech to Latino Officials - NYTimes.com


Mr. Romney’s campaign released an outline of his plan, which would include giving green cards to immigrants who earn advanced degrees at American universities; providing a path to legal status for illegal immigrants who serve in the military; and cutting red tape.“As president, I will stand for a path to legal status for anyone who is willing to stand up and defend this great nation through military service,” Mr. Romney said.

The nearly twenty-minute speech was met with tepid applause and moments of pointed silence.


So sad to see our own citizens betrayed by our elected officials.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:59 PM
 
Location: California
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This poll was taken the very next couple of days (over the weekend) after Obama came out with his speech. There was and still is so much mis-information out there on this policy that of course the initial numbers will show good, but watch as the information gets cleared up and time goes by, those numbers will flip. This short spike in approval will be just that, a short spike.
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