WASHINGTON – Following U.S. Senator Mark Kirk’s vote in favor of the Senate Immigration Bill, a new poll finds that a small minority of Republicans say they will favor re-electing an incumbent that supports the immigration reform package.
The National Journal poll found that 49 percent of GOP voters say they will less likely support their incumbent lawmaker if he or she votes for a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens. Only 15 percent of Republicans would support the incumbent who backs a pathway to citizenship.
These poll results come after 15 Republican Senators voted to pass the Schumer-Corker-Hoeven amendment yesterday. The passage of this amendment will make it easier for the Gang of 8 amnesty bill, S. 744 to likely pass the Senate.
Along with Republicans, 45% of blue-collar, white voters would not support incumbents who vote for a pathway to citizenship. And among rural voters, 45% would be less likely to support the incumbent.