American voters are almost spilt down the middle on their views about President Obama’s immigration move, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today.
The poll shows that 45 percent registered voters say the president should issue an executive order if Congress fails to act, while 48 percent say he should not.
“Women support by 50-39 percent, men oppose by 57- 39 percent any move on immigration. Voters 18-29 want to see it in larger margins. The older one gets, the more it drops off," says Tim Malloy, Assistant Director of the Quinnipiac Polling Institute. He says there is also a gender and age gap among voters.
The number of voters who say immigrants should stay in America and be able to apply for citizenship has decreased by nine percent from a year ago. The number of people who say immigrants should leave increased by the same amount during the same time. Malloy says what voters can agree on is that they don’t want any kind of government shut down in response to what the president does.