Washington Post-ABC News Poll: The Immigration Question

The Washington Post
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2005

Questions 39-41 of the Post-ABC News survey conducted on Dec. 15-18 dealt with the immigration issue; the related story is here: Political Splits on Immigration Reflect Voters' Ambivalence.

Click here for the survey questions that were released on Dec. 19 and here for questions dealing with the Alito nomination. And here is the poll's demographic data.

39. Do you think the United States is or is not doing enough to keep illegal immigrants from coming into this country? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

            ---- Doing enough -----     -- Not doing enough ---      No         
            NET     Strg.     Smwt.     NET     Smwt.     Strg.     opin.
12/18/05    20        8        12       79       20        59         2
8/28/05     19       11         9       80       18        62         1  
1/16/05     20        9        11       77       18        58         4

40. Do you think illegal immigrants who are living and working in the United States now (should be offered a chance to keep their jobs and eventually apply for legal status), or do you think they (should be deported back to their native country)?

            Offered chance to                   No
             keep jobs/apply      Deported     opin.
12/18/05            61               38          2
8/28/05             55               42          3
1/16/05             61               36          3

41. Overall, do you think illegal immigrants do more to (help) the country, or do more to (hurt) the country?

             Help     Hurt     Neither helps nor hurts (vol.)     No opinion
12/18/05      37       56                   5                           2 

From the Dec. 20 edition of The Washington Post: Bush's Support Jumps After a Long Decline.

From the Dec. 22 edition of The Washington Post: In Poll, 54% Back Alito's Confirmation.


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