30 May 2007 at 1:10 PM EST

The Polls are Wrong

Posted by Mike Tate in In The News | Comments (0) | Permalink

Editorial in today's Washington Times:

careful reading of some of the questions highlighted by the newspaper suggests they were skewed. Poll question No. 1 asks: "Would you favor or oppose a guest worker program?" Sixty-six percent of Americans said yes. But what exactly does this mean? The question only mentions a "guest worker program." But it is unclear whether the respondents even know what a guest-worker program is, or whether they knew that the beneficiaries of such a program include millions of illegal aliens. Would Americans have voted by more than two to one in favor of in favor of a question framed as follows: "Would you favor or oppose a guest-worker program that would benefit illegal immigrants?" We wonder.

Real polls show that the majority of Americans demand increased border security and less illegal immigration. Like these poll results from Rasmussen Reports:

If voters had a chance to improve the legislation, 75% would "make changes to increase border security measures and reduce illegal immigration." Just 29% would" make it easier for illegal immigrants to stay in the country and eventually become citizens."

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Seventy-two percent (72%) of voters believe it is Very Important for "the government to improve its enforcement of the borders and reduce illegal immigration."

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