A vast majority of Americans believe that the U.S. should remain multicultural. A new POLITICO poll found substantial support for two crucial issues, immigration reform and gun control. The poll shows that there is a broad support for immigration reform and voters will be warmer towards lawmakers who back reform.
Seventy-one percent of voters surveyed stated that they want the U.S. Congress to change the U.S. immigration laws. Likewise, 64 percent of Republican respondents, 78 percent of Democrats and 71 percent of independents, are in favor of comprehensive immigration reform.
POLITICO surveyed 867 voters between May 2 and 13 and the survey was conducted both in English and Spanish. The survey found that there is a strong support for immigration reform from 41 percent of Hispanic voters, 28 percent of native American voters and 17 percent of African American voters. Moreover, 85 percent of Hispanic voters stated that immigration reform is important in determining which candidate to vote for in November.
However, there are some who are against immigration reform. 28 percent of those surveyed stated that they do not back reform and 12 percent stated that they strongly oppose it.
Apart from immigration reform, voters also care about other issues like gun control and health care laws. 79 percent of the respondents want tougher measures on gun purchase and nearly half of those surveyed said that health care law would be important in their voting decision.
Likely voters in the elections for the Senate and House were surveyed by the POLITICO Poll. Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia and West Virginia, took part in the survey.