Wednesday, March 18, 2009

From Rasmussen:

Seventy-three percent (73%) of U.S. voters believe that a police officer should automatically check to see if someone is in this country legally when the officer pulls that person over for a traffic violation. Only 21% disagree, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

Sixty-seven percent (67%) of voters also say that if law enforcement officers know of places where immigrants gather to find work, they should sometimes conduct surprise raids to identify and deport illegal immigrants. Twenty-four percent (24%) oppose surprise raids.

The Republican Party should capitalize on the strong anti-illegal immigration sentiment that is still felt in the country, and that should grow as long as the economy is in the tank. Steele sounds okay here--I don't see why a black Republican would have any special reason to take the open borders view--but so far, my overall impression of him is mildly negative.


  1. As it presently stands, the Republican Party is merely a lightning rod for the establishment. It is an incredibly valuable lightning rod as it neutralizes the entirety of what is left of the national spirit as the nation undergoes:

  2. Anonymous11:57 AM

    Jim Bowery is exactly right.

  3. Anonymous3:42 PM

    Add to that from a recent Financial Times/Harris poll:

    - nearly 40% of Americans 'strongly support' the statement the "government should ask unemployed migrants to leave the country";

    - another 20+ percent 'somewhat support' that statement.

    Source. Original FT article here, but now behind subscription wall.


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