Why is illegal immigration such a difficult idea for candidates to understand? Are they confused with the “illegal” aspect of the concept? What would you vote for? Do you think illegals should be given driver licenses?
For those politicians seeking the presidency in 2008, you best look at the following poll on illegal immigration. I a new Fox 5/Washington Times/Rasmussen Reports poll, 77 % of the voters oppose driver’s licenses for illegal aliens. If the candidates think that this is a Republican or Democrat issue, it is not. Overwhelmingly, all are against the idea. The poll conscious Hillary Clinton may want to pay attention to this one.
As immigration politics explode into the presidential race, polls show Americans are taking a hard line on benefits for illegal aliens, including opposing driver’s licenses and such taxpayer-funded benefits as scholarships at state colleges for illegal-alien students.
The new poll found 77 percent of the adults surveyed opposed making driver’s licenses available to illegal aliens, while just 16 percent supported the idea.
Licenses fared poorly across party lines, including near-blanket opposition among self-identified Republicans, at 88 percent. Among independents and Democrats, it was still overwhelmingly unpopular, drawing 75 percent and 68 percent opposition, respectively
As the Q and O blog points out, one really must wonder what Hillary Clinton is thinking by continuing to fumble with her answers on illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses.
Hillary gives Republicans license to attack. Democratic Front runner, Hillary Clinton has certainly opened the door for attack for both Democrat and Republican alike. Blue Crab Boulevard asks, is she “The New Dukakis”?