Granite Staters support immigration reform measure

Shawn Millerick, The New Hampshire Journal

July 21, 2013

A commanding majority of Granite Staters support “the current immigration reform bill in Congress that awards undocumented immigrants with a pathway to citizenship before a confirmed improvement in border security,” according to a New England College survey conducted exclusively for NH Journal.

Even a majority of Republicans support the measure.

Sixty-eight percent of all registered voters surveyed, including 57% of Republicans, either strongly or somewhat support the reform effort. These numbers appear to contradict conventional wisdom that support for immigration reform could damage the potential presidential candidacies of those who backed it in Congress, especially Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

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