Poll: Americans split on immigration bill

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A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that “while a path to citizenship and increased border security are clearly popular by themselves, the Senate immigration bill as a package does not get overwhelming – or even majority – support. In fact, Americans are pretty lukewarm on it, with 46% in favor and 44% against. In other words, it’s not like Americans are clamoring for this one piece of legislation.”

“The numbers get worse for the Senate bill once you drill down. Just 19% of Americans support the bill ‘strongly,’ while 30% oppose it strongly. And in politics, it’s often the people who feel strongly who donate money and vote.”

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