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    New Poll Indicates 77% Oppose Licenses For Illegals

    New Poll Indicates Many Oppose Licenses For Illegals
    (Washington, DC) -- A new poll indicates voters oppose driver's licenses for illegal immigrants by a nearly five-to-one margin.

    The poll found that 77-percent of the adults surveyed opposed making driver's licenses available to illegals, while 16-percent supported the idea.

    The issue fared poorly across party lines, with 88-percent of Republicans, 68-percent of Democrats and 75-percent of independents against it. New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has come under increasing fire recently for proposing that his state be added to the list of seven that offer such licenses.
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    77% Oppose Drivers’ Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants
    Tuesday, November 06, 2007

    Seventy-seven percent (77%) of American adults are opposed to making drivers licenses available to people who are in the country illegally. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 16% take the opposite view and believe that undocumented immigrants should be allowed to get a license.

    State surveys in Virginia and Kentucky show similar results.

    Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Republicans oppose giving drivers’ licenses to undocumented immigrants. So do 68% of Democrats and 75% of those not affiliated with either major political party. There is little difference along gender, age, or income levels.

    New York Governor Elliot Spitzer recently proposed making licenses available to people undocumented immigrants living in New York State. Spitzer’s plan attracted national attention at a Democratic Presidential debate last week when New York Senator Hillary Clinton was asked about the policy and stumbled through an unclear response.

    The poll was conducted in partnership with Fox Television Station’s Inc.

    Clinton is the frontrunner in the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd was the only Democratic Presidential candidate to oppose Spitzer’s policy approach at the debate. However, several of Clinton’s opponents challenged her for failing to provide a clear answer. Clinton did indicate support for “comprehensive
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    I would say that the percentage is higher than that. How do you know how many illegals they asked the same question of?
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    Article published Nov 6, 2007
    Poll finds 77% oppose licenses for illegals
    November 6, 2007

    By Stephen Dinan - Voters oppose driver's licenses for illegal aliens by a nearly five-to-one margin, a new Fox 5/Washington Times/Rasmussen Reports poll finds.

    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.

    New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer in September proposed adding New York to the list of seven states that offer licenses to illegal aliens, and the issue has refused to die down since.

    Most Democratic presidential candidates have embraced the policy, including front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, arguing it's a matter of road safety and a valid response to the federal government's failure to give a path to citizenship to illegal aliens.

    But those on the other side, including Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Christopher J. Dodd and the entire Republican presidential field, oppose the idea.

    "I think we have to quit inducing people to come and stay if they're illegal," said former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, one of the Republican candidates.

    On the issue of public benefits, the poll's sample of California voters found 62 percent opposed state-sponsored college scholarships for children of illegal aliens, while 24 percent supported the concept.

    The idea was unpopular in both parties, with Republicans opposed by a margin of 81 percent to 11 percent, and Democrats against it by 50 percent to 33 percent.

    The state's Republican governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, vetoed a bill last month that would have allowed illegal-alien children to apply for community college fee waivers and other types of financial aid. Mr. Schwarzenegger said the policy would strain public finances and hurt legal-resident students.

    "It would not be prudent to place additional strain on the general fund to accord the new benefit of providing state-subsidized financial aid to students without lawful immigration status," the governor said in his veto message, pointing out that California already allows illegal aliens to pay in-state tuition rates.

    It was the second time in two years he has vetoed the measure. He also has vetoed bills to extend driver's licenses to illegal aliens.

    Meanwhile, on the issue of enforcement, the poll's sample of 500 Texas voters found strong support for a crackdown: 75 percent said they favor police officers automatically checking legal status during traffic stops, and 66 percent said if someone stopped turns out to be illegal, they should be deported.

    Even legal immigrants didn't fare well in the polling.

    The national sample of voters found them strongly against changing the Constitution to allow a legal immigrant to seek the presidency, with more then three-fourths of adults opposing the idea.

    • For more details on the poll, go to www.RasmussenReports.com and MyFoxDC.com
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    I think this is wrong. I am sure it is much higher.
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    This article never made it to our homepage or main archives. Putting in the request now. This news was essential to our victory over Elliot Spitzer

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