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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentCivic Participation · 1 decade ago

Poll says America's "Political Class" out of touch with likely voters nationwide, what's your opinion?

Sixty-six percent (66%) of likely voters nationwide say it is Very Important for the government to improve its enforcement of the borders and reduce illegal immigration. Just thirty-two percent (32%) of America’s Political Class agrees.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/pol...

Immigration Reform Gets White House Boost, Still Faces Strong Opposition from Voters

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

President Obama recently hosted a White House meeting to relaunch the legislative process for “comprehensive” immigration reform. Joining the chorus a few days later were several big city police chiefs who urged Congress to bring illegal immigrants out from the shadows.

This push is coming despite the fact that voters don't rank immigration as a priority issue.

Adding to the legislative challenge, there remains a huge gap between most voters and the Political Class on the issue. Sixty-six percent (66%) of likely voters nationwide say it is Very Important for the government to improve its enforcement of the borders and reduce illegal immigration. Just 32% of America’s Political Class agrees.

Three-out-of-four voters believe that the federal government is not doing enough to secure the nation’s borders.

The police chiefs who spoke out recently indicated a desire to get local law enforcement out of the immigration business. However, 73% of voters want cops to check the immigration status of all offenders during traffic stops.

Sixty-seven percent (67%) also say that if law enforcement officers know of places where immigrants gather to find work, they should sometimes conduct surprise raids to identify and deport those who are here illegally.

On another point, the police chiefs recommended that illegal immigrants should be integrated into the legal system, “possibly with driver’s licenses.” However, 77% of voters nationwide oppose drivers’ licenses for undocumented immigrants.

That topic tripped up Hillary Clinton in a debate during the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Washington DC is not about the people of America, it is about the corrupt and ambitious feathering their own nests, getting drunk on power, making and using connections. It is a place where those with wealth and power give each other more wealth and power. The rest of America is seen by them as someplace from which to draw resources for their schemes.

    Yea, I'd say they are out of touch.

  • DAR
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    1 decade ago

    I think that is pretty obvious to everyone except those who work in DC.

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