Poll: Amnesty Is Toxic for Swing Voters, Top Issue for GOP Voters

Neil Munro, Daily Caller, August 7, 2014

Only 28 percent of swing-voting independents support President Barack Obama’s immigration policies, while 59 percent oppose those policies, according to a new CBS poll, which also shows that GOP voters think immigration is a more important issue than Obamacare.


GOP-leaning supporters already oppose his immigration policy, by 85 percent to 7 seven percent, while Democrats are split, with 33 percent disapproving and 56 approving of his immigration policies, said the poll of Americans, not voters.

Overall, Americans disapprove of his immigration policies by 57 to 31 percent. That’s much worse than his overall rating, which showed 40 percent approval, and 54 percent disapproval, said CBS.


GOP supporters rated immigration as the most important issue facing Americans, ensuring that any action Obama takes is likely to nudge up GOP opposition.

Eighteen percent of Republicans rated immigration as the top issue, slightly above the 14 percent who consider the economy as the top issue, and twice the 9 percent who say Obamacare is the top issue.


In contrast, Democrats rated the economy more important than immigration, by 26 percent to 12 percent.

The combination of the relatively low 12 percent of Democrats who deem immigration to be a priority, and the 33 percent opposition among Democrats to his immigration policies, suggests that Obama won’t gain much additional ballot box support if he imposes the planned amnesty.

Independents’ attitudes were halfway between the two parties. Twenty-two percent said the economy is most important, while 12 percent said immigration is most important. But that 12 percent score was still the second-most important issue for swing voters.


The poll showed that only 38 percent of Americans believe the GOP will do a better job on immigration, while 41 percent of Americans believe the Democrats will do a better job.


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  • GOP-leaning supporters already oppose his immigration policy, by 85 percent to 7 seven percent, while Democrats are split, with 33 percent disapproving and 56 approving of his immigration policies, said the poll of Americans, not voters. Overall, Americans disapprove of his immigration policies by 57 to 31 percent. That’s much worse than his overall rating, which showed 40 percent approval, and 54 percent disapproval, said CBS.

    What is the moral of this story? For red team to poach some soldiers from the blue team, there’s only one way they can do it, only one issue they can take up and put front and center. And that one way has nothing to do with ditching the social issues, i.e. becoming left wing Democrats on them.

    • Pro_Whitey

      I would de-emphasize the social issues, because extended discussion of such issues gives the Democrats an opportunity to demagogue and split off white women. I think emphasizing immigration control/enforcement and achieving international trade balance, because both policies increase demand for American workers and has the best chance of increasing their job opportunities and wages. The cherry on top would be advocating for the repeal of all affirmative action and employment discrimination laws, an implicitly pro-white position.

      • Patriotic immigration reform and economic nationalism…need to be part of our centerpieces. But we can do that without moving one iota to the left on social issues and still poach from the blue team.

        If we move to the left on social issues, we’re playing their game on their turf using their rules….and guess who wins….not us. I have this bad habit of not getting in ****ing contests with drunks. Likewise, the left can beat us all day long and one if we try to take them on in term on the issues of LGBTQMIAPDLOLPLPLTH, pro-aborticide, and what not.

        • Pro_Whitey

          I agree, never concede, but the left and the MSM don’t bring up these issues because they think they will be helpful to non-leftist candidates. They are hoping that the candidate will say something that they can spin into a provocation, then make the whole race about that statement. Their goal is to split off sufficient whites from the candidate so that the white advantage is neutralized and the minority solidarity puts them over the top. I would suggest finding a way to bring the conversation back to immigration, trade, and affirmative action. Something like, “Gee, I hope that with the boosts to wages from immigration control and promoting American production of goods and services, people will never have to choose abortion or not having children out of economic necessity.”

          I recall someone’s comments about the NE Patriots win over the SL Rams in 2002. Bill Belichick instructed his defense to make sure someone gave Marshall Faulk a whack on every play that he was in the game, regardless of whether he had the ball. The analyst (Ron Jaworski?) said that Belichick more effectively disrupted the flow of the Rams’ offense by doing so. I say something similar for candidates, not to let a question go by, no matter what the topic, without bringing up immigration control, trade policy, or affirmative action. Keep repeating it until you are sick of hearing it, because that is when people finally start listening.

  • To me, immigration is the only issue. Because if immigration continues, even the few tattered remnants of the former USA that remain will be destroyed. My choice is where do I go, anywhere in the world, to escape diversity and live where tradition is honored. Nothing is left of white countries, except possibly in Eastern Europe and I’m too old to learn to speak Romanian. Suicide? Not an option. I’d rather die fighting my enemies.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Exactly. The only thing you can do now is stand your ground and resist the murderous agenda of these fanatical multikulti psychopaths, our so-called “rulers.” There’s nowhere to run, there’s nowhere to hide. If you want freedom, you’re going to have to fight for it. You think the American revolutionaries would have been able to secure US independence from Britain through diplomacy alone? Not a chance. When pushed, you have to push back even harder. Because the elite is determined to completely destroy America, the land our ancestors built with their blood, sweat and tears, we’re going to have to push back with everything we have. They want to destroy the US as fast as they can because they know they can’t hold onto power forever. Let’s stop them before it’s too late.

    • NoMosqueHere

      Blacks engaged in civil disobedience during the civil rights years, and they won their war. What will we do?

      • Matt Turner

        They engaged in civil disobedience against a White European culture. Civil disobedience only works against the civil.

      • John R

        And, keep in mind, that the so-called “civil disobedience” of the civil rights movement succeeded because the powers that be SUPPORTED IT! Why do you think it happened in the 1960’s? Yeah, after three hundred years the blacks just suddenly said “gee, we ain’t too happy wiff that der discrimination she-it.” No, the federal government and the news media as well as a clear majority of White Americans backed it. Even Southern Whites, by that time, were not willing to use violence to maintain Jim Crow. Not as “revolutionary” as we were led to believe.

  • gregCall

    @Question Diversity
    Red team, Blue team, you’re dreaming, they both get their marching orders from the same group and the order of the day is open borders and white replacement.
    If the Tea Party could sweep out all the establishment Republicans there would be a change, some for the better but eventually they would be subverted by all the free money just like all the career politicians we all hate.

    • TruthBeTold

      I know what you mean but Democrats have their eye on the prize; Supreme Court nominations.

      I hate voting for the lesser of two evils but a SC appointment can last for decades even if Conservatives regained the majority in the future.

      Let’s say half the liberals were voted out of office but they left with the Court stacked in their favor.

      I’m not telling you who to vote for but keep it in mind. The Democrats do.

      • bilderbuster

        The tribe already has three sitting members.

  • JDInSanD

    “‘only’ 38 percent of Americans believe the GOP will do a better job on immigration, while 41 percent of Americans believe the Democrats will do a better job.”

    38% versus 41% is statistically tied as far as I’m concerned and both are failing grades.

    All we have to do is enforce existing laws.

  • jayvbellis

    Birth control Si .

    Illegal alien amnesty no.

    • Bobbala

      Cutting down your own numbers is just as effective a strategy as inflating your adversary’s.

      • bilderbuster

        I believe Jay is affirming his support for Hispanic abortion rights.

  • IKUredux

    OMG. We cannot depend on either of these idiot political parties. We must take matters into our own hands. This country does not belong to those aholes in Washington. I know they think it does. This country does not belong to recent immigrant invaders either. We all know who this country belongs to. We Whites claim this country based on our blood, sweat and tears with which our forefathers imbued this country. Don’t tell me that some chinese who snuck over here in a container ship twenty years ago who still does not speak, or read English is an AMERICAN! What a fing insult to my ancestors who gave EVERYTHING to come here over two hundred years ago. DO NOT tell me that because some fing african moves to England, he’s English! Have you lost your fing mind? Being English, German, French, American, is not just some fing suit of clothes, or a fing I.D. card. NOOOO! It is in your SOUL, your HEART, in the very FIBER of your being, your PSYCHE. It CANNOT magically be conferred on you, by the mere fact, that you picked up and moved. How ridiculous is this thinking? If I went and sat on the bench during a pro football game, does that make me a football player? If I run up and parade on stage with the Miss Universe contestants, does that make me beautiful? If I crash the Academy Awards, does that make me a fing actor? HUH???

    • jayvbellis

      Ok, but just be real careful who support as locals stand up against the supposed evil pols in Washington. That Arizona Rancher that militia folks took his side as a great Amurikun hero he loved Illegal alien workers, employed them as happy low wage slaves.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    This observation within this article was made by Ann Coulter after the David Brat land-slide (on a shoestring budget). An anti-amnesty plank on your election platform. You need only run on an anti-amnesty/pro-sovereignty campaign to win.

    Scott Brown, of New Hampshire, just upped the ante in that regard. His latest speeches are all pro-border-control, etc. But, still good conservative side planks like smaller govern-ment, fiscal responsibility….

    Scott Brown finally has some good handlers. He’s been a single digit under-dog for several months now. Let’s see how his numbers change after this ideological upgrade. The swing voter is what he needs to beat “Jeanne Shaheen the Amnesty Queen”. Google Scott Brown and you can heart the Marxist beehives buzzing. Racial MadCow’s hater squad even chimed-in. They know an American when the hear one.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      The next Republican Senator of New Hampshire.

  • WR_the_realist

    While the Republicans on the whole are not much good on immigration, who are the crazies that think the Democrats are better? John Engelman will happily list every Republican senator who voted for that horrid immigration bill but there’s no need for him to list the Democrats who did — every single one voted for it.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      That’s a fact, Jack.
      European-Americans have two choices: a bad one and suicide.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    “Obama’s gerbil Master” to AndrewInterrupted • 7 hours ago
    I bet you still wear your Romney button.

    Why, yes I do. And where did those millions of missing Romney votes go? Did you hide them with your gerbil?

  • AndrewInterrupted

    What happened to the Mo Brooks video?? That was Top-10 Jared Taylor stuff.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Look what I found. Here’s what happened to it. Jared is rattling all the right cages.
      Bravo! Jared Taylor!

      • Ludendorff

        It’s amazing how much power the Progressives and the Chosen have; I just learned of the Mo Brooks video on AmRen and it has been taken down due to “hate speech”… How is defending the White race hate speech? If that’s true, Jessie Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Reverend Wright, Eric Holder and many others are just as guilty for promoting Black interests and should be censored as well.

        Trotsky must be beaming form Hell to see where we are today, his dreamland!

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Jared just reposted it independently. Watch it. It benignly speaks
          of factually correct, contemporary events—->and “prohibited”.

          The Cultural Marxists have banned the truth.

  • Ludendorff

    What really needs to be done is a repeal of the “Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965”, a return to European-centered immigration like we use to have and a severe military presence, armed and loaded, on the boarder. Why not bring our soldiers home, to defend the border instead of “Building Democracy” in the desert hellhole of the Middle East?

    “Let the Floodgates be…” Sealed!