A new Gallup poll shows that more Americans agree with the views of Democrats on immigration reform. More than 48 percent of the adults in America say that their views on immigration are similar to that of the Democrats whereas only 36 percent of the Americans agree with the views of the Republicans.
Gallup conducted the survey by phone and it contacted 4,373 US adults between 13th June and 5th July. Gallup asked the participants to express their views on immigration and align their views on specific immigration bills.
The views of more than 42 percent of the non-Hispanic whites align closely with the views of the Republican party. 41 percent of the non-Hispanic whites agree with the views of the Democrats.
More than 60 percent of the Hispanics agree with the Democratic party and only 26 percent of them align with the views of the Republicans. Similarly, 70 percent of the non-Hispanic African Americans favor Democrats on immigration and only 14 percent of them agree with the Republicans.
Members of the Republican party know that they could gain the support of the Hispanics if they pass immigration reform. But this survey shows that the Republican party must attract all the Americans and not only the Hispanics. This Gallup poll shows that more Americans favor Democrats on immigration.
This poll also shows that more than 51 percent of the participants favor the path to US citizenship, included in the Senate immigration reform bill. Many who belong to the Republican party say that they would not support a bill that includes such a path.
Democratic lawmakers favor a comprehensive immigration reform legislation whereas the Republicans want smaller bills. House Speaker John Boehner has stated that the House will not take up the bill that the Senate has approved and that it would come up with a separate plan that would focus on border security.