According to a poll published in major newspapers across Texas, more than half of registered voters favor a law similar to Arizona’s that cracks down hard on illegal immigration.
NBC DFW reports that “53 percent of 1,072 registered Texas voters said they supported passage of such legislation in Texas” while only 38% oppose such legislation.
According to the poll, 53 percent of 1,072 registered Texas voters said they supported passage of such legislation in Texas. That number is less than in previous polls.
Pollster Mickey Blum said the addition of the question of possible “racial profiling” as a consequence of such legislation might be the reason for the decrease. But, Blum said, “even having said those words — ‘racial profiling’ — in the question, you’ve got majority support for that type of law.”
Thirty-eight percent were opposed to such legislation, while eight percent were uncertain and one percent refused to answer.
Also, the poll showed Texas voters almost evenly divided on whether to amend the U.S. Constitution to abolish automatic U.S. citizenship for all children born in the United States, even those whose parents were in the country illegally. Forty-five percent said they supported such an amendment, while 43 percent opposed it and 11 percent were uncertain and two percent refused to answer.
By nature I am always skeptical of polls, particularly one that is much lower than other polls that have been taken regarding illegal immigration crackdowns. But taking statistics for what they are worth, there is something to be said about every poll taking showing the public’s outcry for Washington to do something about the problem. Yet, Washington continues business as usual.