A record percentage of Americans polled by Quinnipiac do not want illegal immigrants to have a path to citizenship and feel illegal immigrants should be deported.
Quinnipiac found that support for a pathway to citizenship “is at its lowest level ever measured by the” independent polling outfit while the percentage of Americans who feel that “illegal immigrants should be required to leave” is “higher than this number ever has been.”
The poll, which was taken after Obama announced his executive amnesty, found that 48% of Americans believe illegal immigrants “should be allowed to stay, with a path to citizenship, down from 57 percent November 13, 2013, and the lowest this number ever has been.” Another 11% said “immigrants should be allowed to stay, but not be allowed to apply for citizenship,” and 35% felt “illegal immigrants should be required to leave the U.S., up from 26 percent 12 months ago and higher than this number ever has been.”
A plurality of Americans also disapproved of Obama’s executive amnesty—48% opposed while 45% approved.
Also in this Poll:
• Obama gets a negative 39–54 percent approval rating
• Americans are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the nation 74-25 percent
• Americans don’t want a government shutdown over Obama’s immigration action
• Only 42 percent of voters trust Obama more than Republicans in Congress to do what is best for the nation, while 47 percent trust Republicans more
• It’s good for the country that Republicans have taken over control of the U.S. Senate, voters say 51–37 percent