Poll indicates support for immigration reform

A new poll being released later Thursday could send a warning to politicians nationwide: Oppose immigration reform at your peril.

The results from the survey, sponsored by a trio of GOP-friendly groups and provided to POLITICO in advance, indicate that voters will be warmer toward politicians who favor immigration reform, an effort that faces an uphill battle in the Republican-led House.

Fifty-two percent of those surveyed said they would be more likely to support a candidate who backs immigration reform, compared to 18 percent of those who said they would be less likely. On the flip side, 54 percent said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who opposes immigration reform, while only 17 percent said they would be more likely to support them.

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