Granite Staters support immigration reform measure

A commanding majority of Granite Staters support “the current immigration reform bill in Congress that awards undocumented immigrants with a pathway to citizenship before a confirmed improvement in border security,” according to a New England College survey conducted exclusively for NH Journal.

Even a majority of Republicans support the measure.

Sixty-eight percent of all registered voters surveyed, including 57% of Republicans, either strongly or somewhat support the reform effort. These numbers appear to contradict conventional wisdom that support for immigration reform could damage the potential presidential candidacies of those who backed it in Congress, especially Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

Roughly 12.5% of voters are unsure how they feel about the bill. And almost 20% either strongly or somewhat oppose it.

Women are more likely to strongly support the measure while men are more likely to strongly oppose it.

The NEC Poll uses Interactive Voice Response technology to enable high response, accurate data collection on political races, policy issues and commercial considerations. This poll was conducted across a random sample of registered voters from New Hampshire. The respondents for the general questions numbered 684 with a margin of error of 3.75%.

Read the results of NH Journals first survey of Republicans and Democrats running for president in 2016.

Author: Shawn Millerick

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