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Americans favor Democrats on immigration

Americans say the Democratic Party more closely represents their views on the current immigration reform debate, in large part because of the support of minorities.


A new Gallup poll shows 48 percent of Americans prefer the Democrats' approach, while 36 percent prefer the Republicans'. Latinos support the Democrats, 60 percent to 26 percent. Among African Americans, the split is 70-14.

When it comes to non-Hispanic white Americans, the split is pretty even, with 41 percent favoring Democrats and 42 percent favoring Republicans.

Plenty of people have yet to be persuaded in the current immigration battle, though.

The poll shows 28 percent of political independents remain uncertain which party they favor. Of the independents who have decided, they are split, with 37 percent backing Democrats and 35 percent backing Republicans.


Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.

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