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Old 05-01-2013, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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From early polling on the bipartisan immigration reform bill, we get an idea of how the public feels about this particular piece of legislation.

Observations:
  • More people support the bill than oppose it.
  • The more educated a person, the more likely they are to support the bill.
  • Black Americans support the bill by almost a 2 to 1 margin.
  • Democrats support the bill while Republicans and Independents oppose it.

Also, as someone who has read the bill, followed the committee process, even watched and re-watched 8 hour long multi day testimonies on the bill, this one is my very favorite:



People who can correctly answer questions about the bill, or in other words, those who know what they are talking about, support the bill. Those who answered incorrectly, or in other words are operating on false premises, oppose the bill. I love it. So true.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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Majority of U.S. citizens say illegal immigrants should be deported | Reuters
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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That's recent, but not as recent as the poll conducted this week. It also doesn't track sentiment on specific policy proposal. I want free ponies and sportscars, but I couldn't point to a piece of legislation that realistically creates a policy to deliver that. It would seem that Americans have learned to seek good solutions instead of perfect or ideal ones. Or I should say, most Americans have.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:34 PM
 
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Man, you keep bringing up that non-scientific online voluntary poll. Even the right wing Rasmussen poll shows different then that, LOL.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:01 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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The polls I've seen on the topic, the results of which I posted in a discussion I started on that specific topic ... shows waterfall of public support for reforms including a path to citizenship ... and a majority of both Republicans and Democrats are in favor.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:44 AM
 
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The polls I've seen on the topic, the results of which I posted in a discussion I started on that specific topic ... shows waterfall of public support for reforms including a path to citizenship ... and a majority of both Republicans and Democrats are in favor.
And I have seen polls that show quite the opposite. I even posted one for you. Neither the majority of Republicans in congress or out in mainstream America support this.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:48 AM
 
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Man, you keep bringing up that non-scientific online voluntary poll. Even the right wing Rasmussen poll shows different then that, LOL.
The polls I have seen that are left biased are no more scientific than those posted by the right. The poll I posted was from Rueters not Rasmussen. You know it depends on how the questions are asked also as to what the responses will be. Many times questions are asked in a way to get a "desired" response.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:19 AM
 
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Heh. It's all in how the question is asked to the low-info dumbass American voter. If you put it this way,"should we round up and deport all the people here illegally in the middle of the night?",you get one answer. However,ask them if they think it is fair that people who came into the US illegally get a faster track to legal status,another answer.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:32 AM
 
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And I have seen polls that show quite the opposite. I even posted one for you. Neither the majority of Republicans in congress or out in mainstream America support this.
When you repeat inaccurate statements about public sentiment doing so doesn't change the fact ... that they're still inaccurate.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:34 AM
 
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Heh. It's all in how the question is asked to the low-info dumbass American voter. If you put it this way,"should we round up and deport all the people here illegally in the middle of the night?",you get one answer. However,ask them if they think it is fair that people who came into the US illegally get a faster track to legal status,another answer.
Yea, you are right about that. The devils in the details.
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