This one is big, and will no doubt come as a shock to the Washington establishment.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll released tonight shows that more than half of U.S. citizens believe that most or all of the country’s 11 million illegal immigrants should be deported.
After a series of dueling polls between the AP and other liberal news organizations and anti-amnesty groups such as FAIR and the Center for Immigration Studies, this is the first mainstream media poll to show a clear majority supporting deportations over amnesty.
Reuters notes that the poll “highlights the difficulties facing lawmakers trying to reform the U.S. immigration system. The online survey shows resistance to easing immigration laws despite the biggest push for reform in Congress since 2007.”