Polling Right-Of-Center Bloggers On Illegal Immigration
Right Wing News emailed more than 225 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to answer some questions about illegal immigration. Representatives from the following 52 blogs responded…
Aaron’s CC, Absinthe & Cookies, AnalPhilosopher, Annika’s Journal, Atlas Shrugs, Barking Moonbat Early Warning System, Blue Crab Boulevard, Boi From Troy, BrothersJudd Blog, Cold Fury, Conservative Outpost, Cox & Forkum, DANEgerus Weblog, dcthornton.com, Drumwaster’s Rants, Eckernet, Election Projection, Euphoric Reality, Flynn Files, Fraters Libertas, David Frum’s Blog, Guardian Watchblog, Hog Haven, In The Bullpen, Inoperable Terran, Inside Larry’s Head, Iowa Voice, The Hedgehog Report, JackLewis, The Jawa Report, JustOneMinute, Moxie, Newsbeat1, The Nose On Your Face, The Pink Flamingo Bar & Grill, Poliblog, PoliPundit, Potfry, PrestoPundit, QandO, The Real Ugly American, Right Angle Blog, Right Thinking Girl, Right Wing News, Say Anything, Sister Toldjah, Six Meat Buffet, Slobokan’s Site Of Schtuff, Solomonia, Stolen Thunder, Stop The ACLU, Winds Of Change
What I asked these bloggers to do was to answer (A) or (B) on the following 14 questions. If there was no response to a particular question or their answer was inapplicable (Ex: “I choose C because…”), then their response was not included in the final tally.
Without further ado, here are their answers to the questions (percentage first and then the number of actual people who selected that option following):
1) Do you think the Senate Immigration Bill or the House Immigration Bill would be best for America?
A) Senate Immigration Bill (12% — 6)
B) House Immigration Bill (88% — 44)
2) Do you think passing legislation similar to the Senate Immigration Bill or the House Immigration Bill would most benefit the Republican Party in the 2006 elections?
A) Senate Immigration Bill (9% — 4)
B) House Immigration Bill (91% — 43)
3) When it comes to immigration law, which of these two options best describes the approach you believe we should take:
A) I think we need to work on enforcement, securing the border, a guest worker program, increasing the number of legal immigrants allowed to become Americans, and legalization of illegals currently here all at the same time. (14% — 7)
B) I think we need to work on enforcement and controlling the border first, before working on a guest worker program, increasing the number of legal immigrants allowed to become Americans, and legalization of illegals currently here. (86% — 44)
4) Do you believe the illegal immigrants who are currently in the United States should be allowed to become US citizens?
A) Yes, if they pay some of their back taxes, pay a fine, and learn English. (27% — 13)
B) No, because they came here illegally to begin with and it will encourage more illegal aliens to come to the United States. (73% — 35)
5) Do you believe that if the Federal Government cracks down on businesses hiring illegal immigrants and makes it very difficult for “undocumented workers” to get a job, that the vast majority of illegals currently in the United States will self-deport?
A) No (31% — 15)
B) Yes (69% — 34)
6) The Senate Plan includes provisions that, according to some estimates, could increase the number of immigrants allowed to become American citizens by 47 million over the next 20 years. The House Bill contains no such provisions. So, if you had to choose:
A) Would you like to see as many as 47 million additional immigrants allowed to become American citizens over the next 20 years? (16% — 8)
B) Would you like to see the number of immigrants allowed to become American citizens stay the same? (84% — 41)
7) Do you think illegal aliens, if they were to become citizens of the United States, should get credit for money they paid in the Social Security system while they were here illegally?
A) Yes, they should get credit. (22% — 11)
B) No, they should not. (78% — 40)
8) Which of the following would you prefer?
A) A guest worker program. (43% — 22)
B) No guest worker program. (57% — 29)
9) If we were to have a guest worker program, do you think that:
A) Illegal Immigrants currently in the US should be able to participate. (29% — 14)
B) Illegal Immigrants currently in the US should not be able to participate. (71% — 35)
10) One of the features of the plan offered by Congressman Mike Pence would be that an unlimited number of guest workers would be allowed to enter the United States for three years. If we were to have a guest worker program, do you believe:
A) There should be no set limit on the number of guest workers allowed to enter the United States in the first three years. (14% — 7)
B) There should be a set limit on the number of guest workers allowed to enter the United States in the first three years. (86% — 44)
11) Would you support a proposal to ban immigrants caught in the United States illegally or trying to enter the United States illegally from ever becoming citizens of the US or being part of a guest worker program?
A) No (34% — 17)
B) Yes (66% — 33)
12) Currently, babies born to illegal immigrants in the United States automatically become US citizens. Would you prefer to see that practice stopped or continued?
A) I’d prefer to see babies born to illegal immigrants in the US automatically become American citizens. (12% — 6)
B) I’d prefer that babies born to illegal immigrants in the US not be given automatic citizenship. (88% — 43)
13) Do you think English should be the official language of the United States?
A) No (6% — 3)
B) Yes (94% — 47)
14) Do you believe that the Government should be required to provide ballots for elections in languages other than English or would English only be acceptable?
A) The government should be required to provide ballots in languages other than English. (8% — 4)
B) English only ballots would be acceptable. (92% — 46)