Despite weeks of nonstop misleading attacks, pathway to citizenship retains strong bipartisan support
Data for Progress’s polling—released last night—showed that by a huge margin of 69% support to 25% oppose, voters support a pathway to citizenship.
Public Opinion Strategies polling from last week shows 66% of voters support a pathway to citizenship vs only 28% support deportation.
In recent weeks, two other different polls all found huge bipartisan support – between 75%-83% – for a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, more than 70% support for a pathway for farmworkers, and more than 65% support for a pathway for essential workers.
Recent polling showing overwhelming public support for a pathway to citizenship:
- Neil NewHouse /Public Opinion Strategies
- Hart-Yang, GSG and LD Insights Poll on Dream Act
- Anzalone List / Center Forward Poll
- Data for Progress Polling
Last week in a bipartisan vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 1603) to provide a long-overdue pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, TPS holders, and undocumented farmworkers who have built their lives here over decades. Millions have been on the frontlines of the responsive to COVID-19, helping keep food on our tables and caring for the sick as essential frontline workers, even as their own futures are uncertain.
It’s now up to the Senate to act with urgency and pass these vital bipartisan bills, which are critical to our continued response and recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, and which are also wildly popular with the American public and among leaders in the business community.