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New Poll: Tea Party Voters Want Immigration Reform This Year

The Partnership for a New American Economy, Americans for Tax Reform, and the Tea Party Express today released a new national survey of 400 Republican Primary voters who identify with the Tea Party movement.

The survey found that:

  • Voters want Congress to act on immigration reform this year: 71 percent said it is important that Congress act on immigration reform this year, including 69 percent who strongly identify with the Tea Party and 71 percent who identify as conservative Republicans.
  • Voters support a plan in line with Speaker Boehner’s standards: 76 percent support a plan that would include both improved border security and enforcement as well as a way for undocumented immigrants who are already in this country to stay if they pay penalties, pay back taxes, pass a criminal background check, and learn English and American civics, including 73 percent who strongly identify with the Tea Party and 76 percent who identify as conservative Republicans.
  • Voters support a way for undocumented immigrants to attain legal status or U.S. citizenship: 70 percent support a plan that provides legal status or U.S. citizenship for undocumented immigrants who pay penalties, pay back taxes, pass a criminal background check, and learn English and American civics, including 67 percent who strongly identify with the Tea Party and 70 percent who identify as conservative Republicans.
  • Voters would elect a candidate who supports broad reform: 69 percent would vote for a candidate who supports broad reform over one who supports border security only, including 64 percent who strongly identify with the Tea Party and 69 percent who identify as conservative Republicans.

This national survey was conducted by Alexandria, Virginia based McLaughlin & Associates on May 9-12, 2014 and surveyed 400 Republican Primary voters who identified strongly or somewhat with the Tea Party movement. The total sample has a margin of error of +/- 4.9 percent.

View survey results here:

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