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NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION

SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 1: Presidential Ballot Test (Collapsed)
If the election for President were being held today and the candidates were: Mitt Romney, the Republican, and Barack
Obama, the Democrat, for which candidate would you vote?
(Break 1: Party ID, Generic Ballot Test, Ideology, Race)
Party ID

Romney
Obama
Undecided
Total

Total
325
41%
382
48%
93
12%
800
100%

Rep
204
91%
11
5%
9
4%
224
100%

Ind
96
39%
105
43%
43
18%
244
100%

Generic Ballot
Dem
11
4%
253
90%
16
6%
280
100%

Rep
276
88%
20
6%
17
5%
312
100%

Dpnds
/DK
36
27%
43
33%
54
40%
133
100%

Ideology
Dem
12
4%
319
90%
23
7%
355
100%

Cons
234
68%
73
21%
37
11%
344
100%

Modrt
59
32%
104
56%
24
13%
187
100%

Race
Librl
21
10%
182
83%
16
7%
219
100%

White
300
50%
238
39%
66
11%
603
100%

Black
5
4%
86
84%
11
11%
102
100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

Hisp
15
21%
46
65%
10
14%
71
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 1: Presidential Ballot Test (Collapsed)
If the election for President were being held today and the candidates were: Mitt Romney, the Republican, and Barack Obama, the Democrat, for which
candidate would you vote?
(Break 2: Gender, Age, Education/White Voters, Union Membership, Region)
Gender

Romney
Obama
Undecided
Total

Total
325
41%
382
48%
93
12%
800
100%

Men
Women
171
153
46%
36%
155
227
42%
53%
44
50
12%
12%
370
430
100% 100%

Education/White
Voters

Age Group

18-29
34
36%
49
52%
12
12%
95
100%

30-39
68
45%
72
48%
10
7%
150
100%

40-49
73
43%
74
44%
22
13%
170
100%

50-64
87
37%
122
52%
24
10%
233
100%

Non
Collg
Collg
Educ
65+
Whites Whites
62
118
173
41%
50%
49%
66
88
144
43%
37%
41%
25
29
33
17%
12%
10%
153
235
350
100% 100% 100%

Union Member
Yes/
Yes/
Public Private
19
33
33%
37%
34
45
61%
51%
3
10
6%
11%
57
88
100% 100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

Region

No
NoEast Midwst
261
50
70
42%
33%
36%
286
83
97
46%
55%
50%
75
18
26
12%
12%
13%
623
151
193
100% 100% 100%

South
141
47%
125
41%
36
12%
302
100%

West
63
41%
78
51%
13
8%
154
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 1: Presidential Ballot Test (Collapsed)
If the election for President were being held today and the candidates were: Mitt Romney, the
Republican, and Barack Obama, the Democrat, for which candidate would you vote?
(Break 3: Immigration Is Economic Benefit/Threat, Need Better Guest Worker System, View of Red
Card Plan, View of DREAM Act)
Immigration
Benefit/Threat

Romney
Obama
Undecided
Total

Total
325
41%
382
48%
93
12%
800
100%

Beneft
129
29%
266
61%
45
10%
439
100%

Threat
149
57%
87
33%
27
10%
264
100%

Need Guest
Worker Program
Agree
229
39%
297
50%
62
11%
588
100%

View of Red Card Proposal

Disagr Supprt Oppose
61
213
79
46%
45%
33%
58
210
142
44%
44%
59%
14
55
20
11%
11%
8%
133
479
240
100% 100% 100%

Don't
Know
32
40%
30
37%
18
23%
81
100%

View of DREAM
Act
Good
Idea
204
35%
325
55%
61
10%
590
100%

Bad
Idea
91
57%
45
28%
24
15%
160
100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 2: Generic Congressional Ballot
If the election for U.S. House of Representatives were being held today, would you vote for the Republican candidate or the
Democratic candidate?
(Break 1: Party ID, Presidential Ballot Test, Ideology, Race)
Party ID
Republican
Democrat
Depends
Don't Know
Total

Total
312
39%
355
44%
62
8%
70
9%
800
100%

Rep
200
90%
4
2%
9
4%
10
4%
224
100%

Ind
87
36%
81
33%
39
16%
37
15%
244
100%

Presidential Ballot Test
Dem
Romny Obama
8
276
20
3%
85%
5%
255
12
319
91%
4%
84%
8
24
26
3%
7%
7%
9
12
17
3%
4%
4%
280
325
382
100% 100% 100%

Undec
17
18%
23
25%
13
14%
41
44%
93
100%

Ideology
Cons
225
65%
70
20%
25
7%
25
7%
344
100%

Modrt
59
32%
88
47%
19
10%
20
11%
187
100%

Race
Librl
15
7%
171
78%
16
8%
17
8%
219
100%

White
284
47%
214
35%
53
9%
53
9%
603
100%

Black
6
6%
82
81%
6
6%
7
7%
102
100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

Hisp
18
25%
45
63%
1
1%
7
10%
71
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 2: Generic Congressional Ballot
If the election for U.S. House of Representatives were being held today, would you vote for the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate?
(Break 2: Gender, Age, Education/White Voters, Union Membership, Region)
Gender

Republican
Democrat
Depends
Don't Know
Total

Total
312
39%
355
44%
62
8%
70
9%
800
100%

Men
Women
168
144
46%
33%
137
218
37%
51%
32
30
9%
7%
33
37
9%
9%
370
430
100% 100%

Education/White
Voters

Age Group

18-29
42
44%
42
45%
7
7%
4
4%
95
100%

30-39
62
42%
64
43%
12
8%
11
7%
150
100%

40-49
71
42%
67
39%
10
6%
22
13%
170
100%

50-64
76
33%
116
50%
20
9%
20
9%
233
100%

Non
Collg
Collg
Educ
65+
Whites Whites
61
112
163
40%
48%
47%
65
81
125
42%
34%
36%
13
24
28
8%
10%
8%
14
18
33
9%
8%
10%
153
235
350
100% 100% 100%

Union Member
Yes/
Yes/
Public Private
19
24
33%
27%
28
48
50%
55%
6
7
11%
8%
4
9
6%
10%
57
88
100% 100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

Region

No
NoEast Midwst
257
53
71
41%
35%
37%
260
76
89
42%
50%
46%
48
9
15
8%
6%
8%
57
13
17
9%
9%
9%
623
151
193
100% 100% 100%

South
127
42%
120
40%
29
9%
27
9%
302
100%

West
61
40%
69
45%
10
7%
14
9%
154
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 2: Generic Congressional Ballot
If the election for U.S. House of Representatives were being held today, would you vote for the
Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate?
(Break 3: Immigration Is Economic Benefit/Threat, Need Better Guest Worker System, View of Red
Card Plan, View of DREAM Act)
Immigration
Benefit/Threat

Republican
Democrat
Depends
Don't Know
Total

Total
312
39%
355
44%
62
8%
70
9%
800
100%

Beneft
122
28%
250
57%
33
7%
35
8%
439
100%

Threat
151
57%
75
28%
19
7%
20
7%
264
100%

Need Guest
Worker Program
Agree
227
39%
271
46%
39
7%
51
9%
588
100%

View of Red Card Proposal

Disagr Supprt Oppose
55
207
78
41%
43%
32%
55
194
126
41%
41%
52%
12
33
20
9%
7%
8%
11
44
17
8%
9%
7%
133
479
240
100% 100% 100%

Don't
Know
28
34%
35
43%
9
11%
9
11%
81
100%

View of DREAM
Act
Good
Idea
199
34%
309
52%
41
7%
42
7%
590
100%

Bad
Idea
86
54%
37
23%
13
8%
24
15%
160
100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 3: Immigration Is an Economic Benefit/Threat
Which of the following statements comes closer to your view about the effect immigration has on the U.S. economy: a. Immigration is an economic
benefit to the United States, because immigrant workers fill jobs in America that citizens either do not want or cannot do. b. Immigration is an economic
threat to the United States, because immigrant workers take jobs that would otherwise be filled by American citizens.
(Break 1: Party ID, Presidential Ballot Test, Generic Ballot Test, Ideology, Race)
Party ID

Economic
Benefit
Lean Benefit
Economic
Threat
Lean Threat
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
407
51%
32
4%
237
30%
27
3%
97
12%
800
100%

Rep
82
37%
2
1%
105
47%
8
4%
26
12%
224
100%

Ind
124
51%
16
7%
56
23%
12
5%
35
14%
244
100%

Presidential Ballot Test
Dem
Romny Obama
182
124
249
65%
38%
65%
11
4
17
4%
1%
4%
57
135
80
20%
42%
21%
6
14
7
2%
4%
2%
25
46
29
9%
14%
8%
280
325
382
100% 100% 100%

Undec
33
36%
11
12%
21
23%
6
7%
21
23%
93
100%

Generic Ballot
Rep
115
37%
7
2%
139
45%
12
4%
40
13%
312
100%

Dpnds
/DK
56
42%
11
8%
31
23%
8
6%
27
20%
133
100%

Ideology
Dem
236
66%
14
4%
67
19%
8
2%
30
8%
355
100%

Cons
134
39%
13
4%
138
40%
15
4%
45
13%
344
100%

Modrt
98
52%
4
2%
49
26%
5
3%
32
17%
187
100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

Race
Librl
159
73%
16
7%
27
12%
6
3%
12
5%
219
100%

White
295
49%
25
4%
186
31%
23
4%
76
13%
603
100%

Black
59
58%
3
3%
27
26%
2
2%
11
11%
102
100%

Hisp
40
56%
4
5%
18
25%
2
3%
8
11%
71
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 3: Immigration Is an Economic Benefit/Threat
Which of the following statements comes closer to your view about the effect immigration has on the U.S. economy: a. Immigration is an economic benefit to
the United States, because immigrant workers fill jobs in America that citizens either do not want or cannot do. b. Immigration is an economic threat to the
United States, because immigrant workers take jobs that would otherwise be filled by American citizens.
(Break 2: Gender, Age, Education/White Voters, Union Membership, Region)
Gender

Economic
Benefit
Lean Benefit
Economic
Threat
Lean Threat
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
407
51%
32
4%
237
30%
27
3%
97
12%
800
100%

Men
Women
183
224
50%
52%
14
18
4%
4%
115
121
31%
28%
11
16
3%
4%
46
51
12%
12%
370
430
100% 100%

Education/White
Voters

Age Group

18-29
52
55%
3
3%
35
37%
1
1%
3
3%
95
100%

30-39
91
61%
4
3%
36
24%
4
3%
14
9%
150
100%

40-49
85
50%
11
7%
41
24%
8
5%
24
14%
170
100%

50-64
114
49%
6
2%
73
31%
10
4%
30
13%
233
100%

Non
Collg
Collg
Educ
65+
Whites Whites
64
95
196
42%
41%
56%
8
12
12
5%
5%
3%
52
88
87
34%
37%
25%
4
12
11
3%
5%
3%
26
28
44
17%
12%
13%
153
235
350
100% 100% 100%

Union Member
Yes/
Yes/
Public Private
31
42
54%
48%
4
4
7%
5%
17
31
30%
35%
2
3
3%
4%
3
8
6%
9%
57
88
100% 100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

Region

No
NoEast Midwst
325
79
104
52%
52%
54%
23
3
7
4%
2%
4%
172
51
58
28%
34%
30%
22
4
7
4%
3%
4%
80
14
16
13%
9%
8%
623
151
193
100% 100% 100%

South
144
48%
17
6%
86
28%
12
4%
44
15%
302
100%

West
80
52%
6
4%
42
27%
4
3%
22
15%
154
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 3: Immigration Is an Economic Benefit/Threat
Which of the following statements comes closer to your view about the effect
immigration has on the U.S. economy: a. Immigration is an economic benefit to the
United States, because immigrant workers fill jobs in America that citizens either
do not want or cannot do. b. Immigration is an economic threat to the United
States, because immigrant workers take jobs that would otherwise be filled by
American citizens.
(Break 3: Need Better Guest Worker System, View of Red Card Plan, View of
DREAM Act)
Need Guest
Worker Program

Economic
Benefit
Lean Benefit
Economic
Threat
Lean Threat
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
407
51%
32
4%
237
30%
27
3%
97
12%
800
100%

Agree
321
55%
24
4%
171
29%
21
4%
51
9%
588
100%

View of Red Card Proposal

Disagr Supprt Oppose
60
220
151
45%
46%
63%
3
20
9
2%
4%
4%
48
167
56
36%
35%
23%
3
19
3
2%
4%
1%
19
52
22
14%
11%
9%
133
479
240
100% 100% 100%

Don't
Know
37
45%
3
3%
14
17%
5
7%
23
28%
81
100%

View of DREAM
Act
Good
Idea
336
57%
28
5%
145
25%
20
3%
62
10%
590
100%

Bad
Idea
58
36%
4
2%
74
47%
4
3%
20
12%
160
100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 4: Do More to Strengthen Border
Which of the following do you think will do more to strengthen our border: increasing the presence of law enforcement officials along the border or
creating a system for handling temporary guest workers that would come here legally and then return home?
(Break 1: Party ID, Presidential Ballot Test, Generic Ballot Test, Ideology, Race)
Party ID

Law
Enforcement
Guest Worker
System
Both
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
282
35%
415
52%
36
4%
67
8%
800
100%

Rep
103
46%
91
41%
10
4%
20
9%
224
100%

Ind
75
31%
142
58%
15
6%
12
5%
244
100%

Presidential Ballot Test
Dem
Romny Obama
87
145
110
31%
45%
29%
160
137
231
57%
42%
60%
6
20
11
2%
6%
3%
27
23
30
10%
7%
8%
280
325
382
100% 100% 100%

Undec
28
30%
47
50%
4
5%
14
15%
93
100%

Generic Ballot
Rep
141
45%
133
43%
17
5%
22
7%
312
100%

Dpnds
/DK
42
31%
64
48%
11
9%
16
12%
133
100%

Ideology
Dem
100
28%
218
61%
7
2%
30
8%
355
100%

Cons
146
43%
151
44%
19
5%
28
8%
344
100%

Modrt
67
36%
94
50%
9
5%
17
9%
187
100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

Race
Librl
51
23%
149
68%
6
3%
13
6%
219
100%

White
205
34%
316
52%
30
5%
51
9%
603
100%

Black
40
40%
51
50%
3
3%
8
8%
102
100%

Hisp
28
39%
37
52%
2
3%
4
6%
71
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 4: Do More to Strengthen Border
Which of the following do you think will do more to strengthen our border: increasing the presence of law enforcement officials along the border or creating a
system for handling temporary guest workers that would come here legally and then return home?
(Break 2: Gender, Age, Education/White Voters, Union Membership, Region)
Gender

Law
Enforcement
Guest Worker
System
Both
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
282
35%
415
52%
36
4%
67
8%
800
100%

Men
Women
135
148
36%
34%
194
220
53%
51%
20
16
5%
4%
21
46
6%
11%
370
430
100% 100%

Education/White
Voters

Age Group

18-29
33
35%
58
61%
0
0%
4
4%
95
100%

30-39
52
34%
77
52%
11
7%
10
7%
150
100%

40-49
56
33%
96
57%
10
6%
7
4%
170
100%

50-64
87
38%
120
51%
7
3%
19
8%
233
100%

Non
Collg
Collg
Educ
65+
Whites Whites
54
90
106
35%
38%
30%
64
109
201
42%
46%
57%
8
10
19
5%
4%
6%
27
27
24
18%
11%
7%
153
235
350
100% 100% 100%

Union Member
Yes/
Yes/
Public Private
12
29
22%
33%
35
51
61%
58%
7
2
12%
2%
3
6
4%
6%
57
88
100% 100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

Region

No
NoEast Midwst
226
52
66
36%
34%
34%
314
81
102
51%
53%
53%
26
6
5
4%
4%
3%
56
13
19
9%
9%
10%
623
151
193
100% 100% 100%

South
113
37%
154
51%
10
3%
25
8%
302
100%

West
52
34%
77
50%
15
10%
10
7%
154
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 4: Do More to Strengthen Border
Which of the following do you think will do more to strengthen our border: increasing the presence
of law enforcement officials along the border or creating a system for handling temporary guest
workers that would come here legally and then return home?
(Break 3: Immigration Is Economic Benefit/Threat, Need Better Guest Worker System, View of Red
Card Plan, View of DREAM Act)
Immigration
Benefit/Threat

Law
Enforcement
Guest Worker
System
Both
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
282
35%
415
52%
36
4%
67
8%
800
100%

Beneft
115
26%
281
64%
16
4%
28
6%
439
100%

Threat
131
50%
102
39%
13
5%
18
7%
264
100%

Need Guest
Worker Program
Agree
199
34%
343
58%
23
4%
23
4%
588
100%

View of Red Card Proposal

Disagr Supprt Oppose
67
195
70
50%
41%
29%
45
233
142
34%
49%
59%
5
21
11
4%
4%
5%
16
30
17
12%
6%
7%
133
479
240
100% 100% 100%

Don't
Know
17
21%
40
49%
4
5%
20
25%
81
100%

View of DREAM
Act
Good
Idea
182
31%
343
58%
21
4%
45
8%
590
100%

Bad
Idea
81
51%
61
38%
11
7%
6
4%
160
100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 5: Need Better System for Guest Workers to Control Border
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: It is not possible to have absolute border control without a better system for handling guest
workers.
(Break 1: Party ID, Presidential Ballot Test, Generic Ballot Test, Ideology, Race)
Party ID

Strongly Agree
Somewhat
Agree
Somewhat
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
275
34%
313
39%
68
8%
66
8%
79
10%
800
100%

Rep
77
34%
82
37%
20
9%
20
9%
24
11%
224
100%

Ind
79
32%
97
40%
22
9%
23
10%
23
10%
244
100%

Presidential Ballot Test
Dem
Romny Obama
101
110
137
36%
34%
36%
116
119
160
41%
37%
42%
23
28
33
8%
9%
9%
17
33
26
6%
10%
7%
23
34
27
8%
11%
7%
280
325
382
100% 100% 100%

Undec
28
30%
34
36%
7
7%
7
8%
17
18%
93
100%

Generic Ballot
Rep
106
34%
121
39%
27
9%
28
9%
30
10%
312
100%

Dpnds
/DK
37
28%
52
39%
11
9%
12
9%
19
15%
133
100%

Ideology
Dem
132
37%
139
39%
30
8%
25
7%
29
8%
355
100%

Cons
117
34%
123
36%
35
10%
29
8%
40
12%
344
100%

Modrt
64
34%
77
41%
14
7%
17
9%
15
8%
187
100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

Race
Librl
75
34%
101
46%
15
7%
12
5%
15
7%
219
100%

White
200
33%
249
41%
46
8%
47
8%
61
10%
603
100%

Black
35
34%
34
34%
13
13%
8
8%
12
12%
102
100%

Hisp
30
42%
24
33%
7
10%
7
10%
4
5%
71
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 5: Need Better System for Guest Workers to Control Border
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: It is not possible to have absolute border control without a better system for handling guest workers.
(Break 2: Gender, Age, Education/White Voters, Union Membership, Region)
Gender

Strongly Agree
Somewhat
Agree
Somewhat
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
275
34%
313
39%
68
8%
66
8%
79
10%
800
100%

Men
Women
133
141
36%
33%
131
183
35%
42%
29
38
8%
9%
39
27
10%
6%
38
41
10%
10%
370
430
100% 100%

Education/White
Voters

Age Group

18-29
25
26%
54
57%
10
10%
4
5%
2
2%
95
100%

30-39
46
31%
68
45%
21
14%
9
6%
6
4%
150
100%

40-49
69
41%
59
35%
10
6%
11
6%
20
12%
170
100%

50-64
91
39%
84
36%
12
5%
26
11%
19
8%
233
100%

Non
Collg
Collg
Educ
65+
Whites Whites
44
88
106
29%
37%
30%
48
87
157
31%
37%
45%
15
20
25
10%
9%
7%
15
18
25
10%
8%
7%
32
22
37
21%
9%
10%
153
235
350
100% 100% 100%

Union Member
Yes/
Yes/
Public Private
20
37
36%
42%
27
28
47%
32%
3
8
5%
9%
2
7
4%
7%
5
8
8%
9%
57
88
100% 100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

Region

No
NoEast Midwst
207
49
69
33%
33%
36%
249
62
72
40%
41%
37%
54
15
19
9%
10%
10%
52
8
13
8%
5%
7%
60
16
19
10%
11%
10%
623
151
193
100% 100% 100%

South
103
34%
120
40%
15
5%
30
10%
33
11%
302
100%

West
53
34%
58
38%
18
12%
14
9%
11
7%
154
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 5: Need Better System for Guest Workers to Control Border
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: It is not possible to have
absolute border control without a better system for handling guest workers.
(Break 3: Immigration Is Economic Benefit/Threat, View of Red Card Plan, View of
DREAM Act)
Immigration
Benefit/Threat

Strongly Agree
Somewhat
Agree
Somewhat
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
275
34%
313
39%
68
8%
66
8%
79
10%
800
100%

Beneft
165
38%
180
41%
40
9%
23
5%
31
7%
439
100%

View of Red Card Proposal

Threat Supprt Oppose
91
177
79
35%
37%
33%
101
192
104
38%
40%
43%
22
39
18
8%
8%
7%
30
41
24
11%
8%
10%
21
31
15
8%
6%
6%
264
479
240
100% 100% 100%

Don't
Know
19
24%
17
21%
11
14%
1
1%
33
41%
81
100%

View of DREAM
Act
Good
Idea
220
37%
243
41%
43
7%
36
6%
49
8%
590
100%

Bad
Idea
47
30%
55
35%
19
12%
29
18%
9
6%
160
100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 6: Better to Have Federal/Private Administration of Guest Worker Program
Thinking more about a guest worker program, which of the following statements comes closer to your view: a. The federal government should be
responsible for administering a guest worker program because it has experience issuing international identification like passports, and can track
workers through combined federal and state databases. b. Private sector firms should be responsible for administering a guest worker program
because they are faster and more efficient than government bureaucracies, and can ensure border safety by using new biometric technology like
verifying fingerprints, and conducting instant criminal background checks.
(Break 1: Party ID, Presidential Ballot Test, Generic Ballot Test, Ideology, Race)
Party ID

Federal
Government
Private Sector
Both Same
Neither One
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
394
49%
303
38%
24
3%
24
3%
57
7%
800
100%

Rep
70
31%
128
57%
7
3%
4
2%
15
7%
224
100%

Ind
129
53%
79
32%
10
4%
12
5%
13
6%
244
100%

Presidential Ballot Test
Dem
Romny Obama
173
104
249
62%
32%
65%
77
174
97
28%
54%
25%
5
12
8
2%
4%
2%
5
12
6
2%
4%
2%
20
23
22
7%
7%
6%
280
325
382
100% 100% 100%

Undec
40
43%
32
34%
3
4%
6
6%
12
13%
93
100%

Generic Ballot
Rep
108
35%
165
53%
9
3%
8
2%
22
7%
312
100%

Dpnds
/DK
54
41%
51
38%
7
5%
8
6%
13
10%
133
100%

Ideology
Dem
231
65%
87
25%
8
2%
8
2%
21
6%
355
100%

Cons
125
36%
175
51%
10
3%
10
3%
25
7%
344
100%

Modrt
98
52%
66
35%
9
5%
3
1%
12
6%
187
100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

Race
Librl
147
67%
47
22%
4
2%
9
4%
11
5%
219
100%

White
290
48%
234
39%
17
3%
16
3%
46
8%
603
100%

Black
57
56%
33
32%
3
3%
2
2%
7
7%
102
100%

Hisp
38
53%
27
38%
2
3%
3
4%
2
3%
71
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 6: Better to Have Federal/Private Administration of Guest Worker Program
Thinking more about a guest worker program, which of the following statements comes closer to your view: a. The federal government should be responsible
for administering a guest worker program because it has experience issuing international identification like passports, and can track workers through combined
federal and state databases. b. Private sector firms should be responsible for administering a guest worker program because they are faster and more efficient
than government bureaucracies, and can ensure border safety by using new biometric technology like verifying fingerprints, and conducting instant criminal
background checks.
(Break 2: Gender, Age, Education/White Voters, Union Membership, Region)
Gender

Federal
Government
Private Sector
Both Same
Neither One
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
394
49%
303
38%
24
3%
24
3%
57
7%
800
100%

Men
Women
189
204
51%
48%
143
160
39%
37%
11
13
3%
3%
13
10
4%
2%
13
43
4%
10%
370
430
100% 100%

Education/White
Voters

Age Group

18-29
44
47%
44
46%
3
3%
2
2%
2
2%
95
100%

30-39
90
60%
40
27%
9
6%
4
3%
7
5%
150
100%

40-49
86
51%
63
37%
6
4%
6
4%
9
5%
170
100%

50-64
110
47%
90
39%
6
2%
9
4%
18
8%
233
100%

Non
Collg
Collg
Educ
65+
Whites Whites
63
104
174
41%
44%
50%
66
105
124
43%
44%
35%
1
5
12
1%
2%
3%
3
4
12
2%
2%
3%
20
17
28
13%
7%
8%
153
235
350
100% 100% 100%

Union Member
Yes/
Yes/
Public Private
36
47
64%
54%
13
34
23%
38%
3
2
5%
2%
2
3
3%
4%
2
2
3%
2%
57
88
100% 100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

Region

No
NoEast Midwst
292
77
86
47%
51%
45%
245
54
76
39%
36%
39%
19
11
6
3%
7%
3%
18
3
7
3%
2%
4%
48
6
18
8%
4%
9%
623
151
193
100% 100% 100%

South
145
48%
122
40%
4
1%
6
2%
25
8%
302
100%

West
85
55%
51
33%
3
2%
7
5%
8
5%
154
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 6: Better to Have Federal/Private Administration of Guest Worker Program
Thinking more about a guest worker program, which of the following statements comes closer to
your view: a. The federal government should be responsible for administering a guest worker
program because it has experience issuing international identification like passports, and can track
workers through combined federal and state databases. b. Private sector firms should be
responsible for administering a guest worker program because they are faster and more efficient
than government bureaucracies, and can ensure border safety by using new biometric technology
like verifying fingerprints, and conducting instant criminal background checks.
(Break 3: Immigration Is Economic Benefit/Threat, Need Better Guest Worker System, View of Red
Card Plan, View of DREAM Act)
Immigration
Benefit/Threat

Federal
Government
Private Sector
Both Same
Neither One
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
394
49%
303
38%
24
3%
24
3%
57
7%
800
100%

Beneft
253
58%
142
32%
15
3%
6
1%
24
5%
439
100%

Threat
112
42%
126
48%
6
2%
9
3%
12
5%
264
100%

Need Guest
Worker Program
Agree
311
53%
218
37%
21
4%
8
1%
30
5%
588
100%

View of Red Card Proposal

Disagr Supprt Oppose
63
232
130
47%
49%
54%
53
201
79
40%
42%
33%
2
14
8
1%
3%
3%
8
9
12
6%
2%
5%
6
23
12
5%
5%
5%
133
479
240
100% 100% 100%

Don't
Know
31
39%
23
29%
2
2%
3
4%
22
27%
81
100%

View of DREAM
Act
Good
Idea
314
53%
206
35%
20
3%
12
2%
39
7%
590
100%

Bad
Idea
64
40%
78
49%
3
2%
9
6%
5
3%
160
100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 7: View of Red Card Proposal
Do you support or oppose the following proposal to address illegal immigration: The proposal would require all illegal immigrants currently living and
working in the United States to leave the country. They could immediately apply for new TEMPORARY guest worker visas linking specific workers to
specific jobs through private U.S. employment agencies licensed by the federal government. Each applicant would undergo an instant background
check by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security before their temporary guest worker visa is granted.
(Break 1: Party ID, Presidential Ballot Test, Generic Ballot Test, Ideology, Race)
Party ID

Strongly
Support
Somewhat
Support
Somewhat
Oppose
Strongly
Oppose
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
226
28%
253
32%
107
13%
133
17%
81
10%
800
100%

Rep
72
32%
76
34%
33
15%
22
10%
20
9%
224
100%

Ind
63
26%
83
34%
33
14%
42
17%
23
10%
244
100%

Presidential Ballot Test
Dem
Romny Obama
71
101
100
25%
31%
26%
81
113
110
29%
35%
29%
36
46
52
13%
14%
14%
62
33
90
22%
10%
23%
30
32
30
11%
10%
8%
280
325
382
100% 100% 100%

Undec
25
27%
30
32%
10
11%
10
11%
18
20%
93
100%

Generic Ballot
Rep
98
31%
109
35%
49
16%
29
9%
28
9%
312
100%

Dpnds
/DK
35
27%
42
32%
18
14%
19
14%
19
14%
133
100%

Ideology
Dem
93
26%
102
29%
41
11%
85
24%
35
10%
355
100%

Cons
115
33%
116
34%
41
12%
40
12%
33
10%
344
100%

Modrt
47
25%
59
32%
33
18%
32
17%
16
8%
187
100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

Race
Librl
49
22%
65
30%
32
14%
54
25%
20
9%
219
100%

White
149
25%
209
35%
88
15%
95
16%
62
10%
603
100%

Black
37
36%
24
24%
7
7%
21
21%
12
12%
102
100%

Hisp
30
42%
14
20%
11
15%
12
16%
4
6%
71
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 7: View of Red Card Proposal
Do you support or oppose the following proposal to address illegal immigration: The proposal would require all illegal immigrants currently living and working in
the United States to leave the country. They could immediately apply for new TEMPORARY guest worker visas linking specific workers to specific jobs through
private U.S. employment agencies licensed by the federal government. Each applicant would undergo an instant background check by the FBI and Department
of Homeland Security before their temporary guest worker visa is granted.
(Break 2: Gender, Age, Education/White Voters, Union Membership, Region)
Gender

Strongly
Support
Somewhat
Support
Somewhat
Oppose
Strongly
Oppose
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
226
28%
253
32%
107
13%
133
17%
81
10%
800
100%

Men
Women
109
116
30%
27%
118
135
32%
31%
43
64
12%
15%
69
64
19%
15%
30
51
8%
12%
370
430
100% 100%

Education/White
Voters

Age Group

18-29
21
22%
42
44%
13
14%
14
15%
6
6%
95
100%

30-39
44
29%
43
28%
23
15%
29
20%
11
7%
150
100%

40-49
48
28%
55
33%
27
16%
27
16%
13
8%
170
100%

50-64
59
25%
79
34%
30
13%
42
18%
23
10%
233
100%

Non
Collg
Collg
Educ
65+
Whites Whites
55
71
69
36%
30%
20%
34
81
125
22%
34%
36%
15
23
65
10%
10%
19%
21
34
58
14%
15%
17%
29
26
32
19%
11%
9%
153
235
350
100% 100% 100%

Union Member
Yes/
Yes/
Public Private
20
24
35%
28%
15
28
26%
32%
9
9
17%
11%
11
19
19%
22%
2
7
3%
8%
57
88
100% 100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

Region

No
NoEast Midwst
170
40
48
27%
27%
25%
201
43
69
32%
28%
36%
89
24
22
14%
16%
11%
98
27
31
16%
18%
16%
64
18
22
10%
12%
11%
623
151
193
100% 100% 100%

South
97
32%
96
32%
41
14%
41
14%
27
9%
302
100%

West
41
26%
44
29%
20
13%
34
22%
14
9%
154
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING
IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 7: View of Red Card Proposal
Do you support or oppose the following proposal to address illegal
immigration: The proposal would require all illegal immigrants currently
living and working in the United States to leave the country. They could
immediately apply for new TEMPORARY guest worker visas linking
specific workers to specific jobs through private U.S. employment
agencies licensed by the federal government. Each applicant would
undergo an instant background check by the FBI and Department of
Homeland Security before their temporary guest worker visa is granted.
(Break 3: Immigration Is Economic Benefit/Threat, Need Better Guest
Worker System, View of DREAM Act)
Immigration
Benefit/Threat

Strongly
Support
Somewhat
Support
Somewhat
Oppose
Strongly
Oppose
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
226
28%
253
32%
107
13%
133
17%
81
10%
800
100%

Beneft
98
22%
143
33%
71
16%
89
20%
39
9%
439
100%

Threat
107
40%
79
30%
26
10%
34
13%
19
7%
264
100%

Need Guest
Worker Program

View of DREAM
Act

Agree
164
28%
204
35%
85
15%
97
17%
36
6%
588
100%

Good
Idea
154
26%
189
32%
90
15%
103
17%
55
9%
590
100%

Disagr
48
36%
31
23%
15
11%
27
21%
12
9%
133
100%

Bad
Idea
59
37%
54
34%
12
8%
26
16%
10
6%
160
100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 8: View of DREAM Act
Some people have proposed a DREAM Act, which would allow children of undocumented immigrants who have grown up in America to attain legal
residency status if they complete college or serve in the U.S. military. In general, do you think that proposal is a good idea or a bad idea?
(Break 1: Party ID, Presidential Ballot Test, Generic Ballot Test, Ideology, Race)
Party ID

Good Idea
Bad Idea
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
590
74%
160
20%
50
6%
800
100%

Rep
141
63%
64
29%
19
8%
224
100%

Ind
184
75%
45
18%
15
6%
244
100%

Presidential Ballot Test
Dem
Romny Obama
235
204
325
84%
63%
85%
35
91
45
13%
28%
12%
10
29
12
4%
9%
3%
280
325
382
100% 100% 100%

Undec
61
66%
24
25%
8
9%
93
100%

Generic Ballot
Rep
199
64%
86
27%
28
9%
312
100%

Dpnds
/DK
83
62%
37
28%
13
10%
133
100%

Ideology
Dem
309
87%
37
11%
9
2%
355
100%

Cons
219
64%
93
27%
32
9%
344
100%

Modrt
147
78%
29
15%
12
6%
187
100%

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Race
Librl
188
86%
28
13%
2
1%
219
100%

White
435
72%
129
21%
39
6%
603
100%

Black
80
79%
16
15%
6
6%
102
100%

Hisp
60
84%
8
11%
4
5%
71
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 8: View of DREAM Act
Some people have proposed a DREAM Act, which would allow children of undocumented immigrants who have grown up in America to attain legal residency
status if they complete college or serve in the U.S. military. In general, do you think that proposal is a good idea or a bad idea?
(Break 2: Gender, Age, Education/White Voters, Union Membership, Region)
Gender

Good Idea
Bad Idea
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
590
74%
160
20%
50
6%
800
100%

Men
Women
268
322
72%
75%
81
79
22%
18%
21
29
6%
7%
370
430
100% 100%

Education/White
Voters

Age Group

18-29
76
80%
14
15%
4
4%
95
100%

30-39
114
76%
30
20%
6
4%
150
100%

40-49
123
72%
34
20%
13
8%
170
100%

50-64
177
76%
46
20%
9
4%
233
100%

Non
Collg
Collg
Educ
65+
Whites Whites
101
164
260
66%
70%
74%
35
53
72
23%
23%
20%
17
18
19
11%
8%
5%
153
235
350
100% 100% 100%

Union Member
Yes/
Yes/
Public Private
49
66
86%
75%
7
18
13%
21%
1
4
1%
4%
57
88
100% 100%

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Region

No
NoEast Midwst
453
106
148
73%
70%
77%
127
35
32
20%
23%
16%
42
11
13
7%
7%
7%
623
151
193
100% 100% 100%

South
226
75%
56
19%
19
6%
302
100%

West
111
72%
37
24%
6
4%
154
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 8: View of DREAM Act
Some people have proposed a DREAM Act, which would allow children of
undocumented immigrants who have grown up in America to attain legal residency
status if they complete college or serve in the U.S. military. In general, do you
think that proposal is a good idea or a bad idea?
(Break 3: Immigration Is Economic Benefit/Threat, Need Better Guest Worker
System, View of Red Card Plan)
Immigration
Benefit/Threat

Good Idea
Bad Idea
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
590
74%
160
20%
50
6%
800
100%

Beneft
364
83%
61
14%
14
3%
439
100%

Threat
165
62%
79
30%
21
8%
264
100%

Need Guest
Worker Program
Agree
462
79%
102
17%
23
4%
588
100%

View of Red Card Proposal

Disagr Supprt Oppose
79
342
193
59%
72%
80%
48
112
38
36%
23%
16%
7
24
10
5%
5%
4%
133
479
240
100% 100% 100%

Don't
Know
55
68%
10
12%
16
20%
81
100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 9: Agree/Disagree: DREAM Act Is Only a Partial Solution
Now I am going to read several arguments regarding approaches for dealing with illegal immigration. For each one, would you please tell me if you
strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with that argument: The DREAM Act only addresses the immigration
problem for 10 percent of undocumented immigrants, so it is only a partial solution to our country’s immigration problem.
(Break 1: Party ID, Presidential Ballot Test, Generic Ballot Test, Ideology, Race)
Party ID

Strongly Agree
Somewhat
Agree
Somewhat
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
212
26%
339
42%
73
9%
64
8%
112
14%
800
100%

Rep
60
27%
102
46%
11
5%
12
5%
39
17%
224
100%

Ind
62
25%
112
46%
25
10%
23
10%
22
9%
244
100%

Presidential Ballot Test
Dem
Romny Obama
75
78
109
27%
24%
29%
111
153
150
39%
47%
39%
30
23
43
11%
7%
11%
25
28
30
9%
9%
8%
40
43
50
14%
13%
13%
280
325
382
100% 100% 100%

Undec
25
27%
36
39%
6
7%
7
7%
20
21%
93
100%

Generic Ballot
Rep
83
27%
140
45%
17
5%
24
8%
47
15%
312
100%

Dpnds
/DK
25
19%
62
47%
16
12%
7
5%
23
17%
133
100%

Ideology
Dem
103
29%
137
39%
40
11%
33
9%
42
12%
355
100%

Cons
86
25%
146
42%
27
8%
35
10%
51
15%
344
100%

Modrt
45
24%
85
45%
20
11%
14
7%
23
13%
187
100%

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Race
Librl
66
30%
94
43%
20
9%
13
6%
25
11%
219
100%

White
160
26%
271
45%
49
8%
39
6%
85
14%
603
100%

Black
22
22%
33
33%
15
15%
15
14%
16
15%
102
100%

Hisp
24
34%
28
39%
4
6%
8
11%
6
9%
71
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 9: Agree/Disagree: DREAM Act Is Only a Partial Solution
Now I am going to read several arguments regarding approaches for dealing with illegal immigration. For each one, would you please tell me if you strongly
agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with that argument: The DREAM Act only addresses the immigration problem for 10 percent
of undocumented immigrants, so it is only a partial solution to our country’s immigration problem.
(Break 2: Gender, Age, Education/White Voters, Union Membership, Region)
Gender

Strongly Agree
Somewhat
Agree
Somewhat
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
212
26%
339
42%
73
9%
64
8%
112
14%
800
100%

Men
Women
101
111
27%
26%
160
179
43%
42%
31
41
9%
10%
33
31
9%
7%
45
67
12%
16%
370
430
100% 100%

Education/White
Voters

Age Group

18-29
16
17%
51
54%
12
12%
6
7%
10
10%
95
100%

30-39
39
26%
69
46%
15
10%
10
7%
16
11%
150
100%

40-49
50
29%
69
41%
10
6%
13
7%
28
17%
170
100%

50-64
68
29%
103
44%
22
9%
19
8%
21
9%
233
100%

Non
Collg
Collg
Educ
65+
Whites Whites
39
62
93
25%
27%
27%
48
99
168
31%
42%
48%
14
21
26
9%
9%
7%
16
15
22
10%
6%
6%
37
37
42
24%
16%
12%
153
235
350
100% 100% 100%

Union Member
Yes/
Yes/
Public Private
14
24
25%
27%
28
38
50%
43%
5
6
9%
7%
3
9
6%
10%
6
11
10%
12%
57
88
100% 100%

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Region

No
NoEast Midwst
168
40
51
27%
26%
27%
261
69
90
42%
45%
46%
58
11
20
9%
7%
10%
50
10
14
8%
6%
7%
86
23
18
14%
15%
9%
623
151
193
100% 100% 100%

South
73
24%
126
42%
32
11%
26
9%
45
15%
302
100%

West
48
31%
55
36%
10
7%
15
9%
26
17%
154
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 9: Agree/Disagree: DREAM Act Is Only a Partial Solution
Now I am going to read several arguments regarding approaches for dealing with illegal
immigration. For each one, would you please tell me if you strongly agree, somewhat agree,
somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with that argument: The DREAM Act only addresses the
immigration problem for 10 percent of undocumented immigrants, so it is only a partial solution to
our country’s immigration problem.
(Break 3: Immigration Is Economic Benefit/Threat, Need Better Guest Worker System, View of Red
Card Plan, View of DREAM Act)
Immigration
Benefit/Threat

Strongly Agree
Somewhat
Agree
Somewhat
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
212
26%
339
42%
73
9%
64
8%
112
14%
800
100%

Beneft
119
27%
195
44%
44
10%
32
7%
49
11%
439
100%

Threat
78
30%
104
39%
21
8%
29
11%
32
12%
264
100%

Need Guest
Worker Program
Agree
165
28%
271
46%
49
8%
43
7%
60
10%
588
100%

View of Red Card Proposal

Disagr Supprt Oppose
34
141
62
25%
29%
26%
40
208
100
30%
43%
41%
19
40
25
14%
8%
10%
20
36
24
15%
7%
10%
21
54
31
16%
11%
13%
133
479
240
100% 100% 100%

Don't
Know
9
11%
32
40%
8
10%
5
6%
27
33%
81
100%

View of DREAM
Act
Good
Idea
163
28%
260
44%
53
9%
35
6%
79
13%
590
100%

Bad
Idea
43
27%
63
39%
14
9%
26
16%
14
8%
160
100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 10: Agree/Disagree: Many Young People Will Not Come Forward
Now I am going to read several arguments regarding approaches for dealing with illegal immigration. For each one, would you please tell me if you
strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with that argument: Many young people who would qualify for the DREAM
Act will not come forward out of fear they would expose their parents as illegal immigrants.
(Break 1: Party ID, Presidential Ballot Test, Generic Ballot Test, Ideology, Race)
Party ID

Strongly Agree
Somewhat
Agree
Somewhat
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
312
39%
269
34%
67
8%
70
9%
81
10%
800
100%

Rep
80
36%
83
37%
22
10%
15
7%
23
10%
224
100%

Ind
95
39%
88
36%
17
7%
23
9%
21
9%
244
100%

Presidential Ballot Test
Dem
Romny Obama
118
109
166
42%
34%
43%
87
129
118
31%
40%
31%
26
31
33
9%
10%
9%
25
25
36
9%
8%
9%
25
30
29
9%
9%
8%
280
325
382
100% 100% 100%

Undec
37
40%
23
24%
3
3%
9
10%
22
23%
93
100%

Generic Ballot
Rep
110
35%
115
37%
27
9%
26
8%
35
11%
312
100%

Dpnds
/DK
52
39%
40
30%
9
7%
13
10%
19
14%
133
100%

Ideology
Dem
150
42%
115
32%
31
9%
31
9%
28
8%
355
100%

Cons
127
37%
114
33%
36
10%
34
10%
34
10%
344
100%

Modrt
72
38%
68
36%
8
4%
16
8%
24
13%
187
100%

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Race
Librl
99
45%
70
32%
21
10%
16
7%
13
6%
219
100%

White
234
39%
222
37%
51
9%
34
6%
62
10%
603
100%

Black
37
36%
23
23%
10
10%
18
18%
13
13%
102
100%

Hisp
30
42%
21
29%
4
6%
13
18%
4
5%
71
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 10: Agree/Disagree: Many Young People Will Not Come Forward
Now I am going to read several arguments regarding approaches for dealing with illegal immigration. For each one, would you please tell me if you strongly
agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with that argument: Many young people who would qualify for the DREAM Act will not come
forward out of fear they would expose their parents as illegal immigrants.
(Break 2: Gender, Age, Education/White Voters, Union Membership, Region)
Gender

Strongly Agree
Somewhat
Agree
Somewhat
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
312
39%
269
34%
67
8%
70
9%
81
10%
800
100%

Men
Women
139
173
38%
40%
123
146
33%
34%
35
32
10%
7%
38
32
10%
7%
34
48
9%
11%
370
430
100% 100%

Education/White
Voters

Age Group

18-29
36
38%
32
34%
10
11%
11
11%
6
6%
95
100%

30-39
54
36%
61
41%
15
10%
10
7%
9
6%
150
100%

40-49
74
44%
54
32%
13
8%
13
8%
15
9%
170
100%

50-64
94
40%
76
32%
22
9%
21
9%
21
9%
233
100%

Non
Collg
Collg
Educ
65+
Whites Whites
54
99
130
35%
42%
37%
46
83
134
30%
35%
38%
7
17
33
4%
7%
10%
15
13
18
10%
6%
5%
31
23
34
20%
10%
10%
153
235
350
100% 100% 100%

Union Member
Yes/
Yes/
Public Private
21
38
38%
44%
17
27
30%
31%
5
8
9%
9%
8
7
13%
8%
5
7
9%
8%
57
88
100% 100%

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Region

No
NoEast Midwst
244
68
70
39%
45%
36%
215
42
68
34%
27%
36%
51
14
19
8%
9%
10%
52
15
16
8%
10%
8%
60
13
20
10%
8%
10%
623
151
193
100% 100% 100%

South
118
39%
109
36%
24
8%
23
8%
28
9%
302
100%

West
56
36%
50
32%
11
7%
16
11%
21
14%
154
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 10: Agree/Disagree: Many Young People Will Not Come Forward
Now I am going to read several arguments regarding approaches for dealing with illegal
immigration. For each one, would you please tell me if you strongly agree, somewhat agree,
somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with that argument: Many young people who would qualify
for the DREAM Act will not come forward out of fear they would expose their parents as illegal
immigrants.
(Break 3: Immigration Is Economic Benefit/Threat, Need Better Guest Worker System, View of Red
Card Plan, View of DREAM Act)
Immigration
Benefit/Threat

Strongly Agree
Somewhat
Agree
Somewhat
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
312
39%
269
34%
67
8%
70
9%
81
10%
800
100%

Beneft
192
44%
152
35%
37
8%
34
8%
25
6%
439
100%

Threat
96
36%
86
32%
27
10%
28
11%
27
10%
264
100%

Need Guest
Worker Program
Agree
252
43%
198
34%
52
9%
45
8%
41
7%
588
100%

View of Red Card Proposal

Disagr Supprt Oppose
41
205
91
31%
43%
38%
49
161
87
37%
34%
36%
10
36
23
7%
8%
9%
22
38
25
16%
8%
10%
12
38
15
9%
8%
6%
133
479
240
100% 100% 100%

Don't
Know
16
20%
21
25%
8
10%
7
9%
29
36%
81
100%

View of DREAM
Act
Good
Idea
229
39%
215
36%
50
8%
46
8%
51
9%
590
100%

Bad
Idea
72
45%
44
27%
15
10%
17
11%
12
7%
160
100%

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NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 11: Agree/Disagree: Still Need Guest Worker Solution
Now I am going to read several arguments regarding approaches for dealing with illegal immigration. For each one, would you please tell me if you
strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with that argument: Since the DREAM Act only applies to 10 percent of all
undocumented immigrants, and many of these people may not come forward for fear of exposing their parents, we will still need a solution to the guest
worker problem in order to address the immigration issue for everyone.
(Break 1: Party ID, Presidential Ballot Test, Generic Ballot Test, Ideology, Race)
Party ID

Strongly Agree
Somewhat
Agree
Somewhat
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
367
46%
275
34%
41
5%
44
6%
74
9%
800
100%

Rep
86
38%
84
38%
13
6%
13
6%
28
12%
224
100%

Ind
119
49%
82
34%
12
5%
11
4%
19
8%
244
100%

Presidential Ballot Test
Dem
Romny Obama
143
137
193
51%
42%
51%
94
117
128
33%
36%
33%
14
18
21
5%
5%
6%
12
17
17
4%
5%
4%
17
36
23
6%
11%
6%
280
325
382
100% 100% 100%

Undec
37
40%
30
32%
2
2%
10
11%
15
16%
93
100%

Generic Ballot
Rep
132
42%
111
36%
17
6%
17
5%
35
11%
312
100%

Dpnds
/DK
51
38%
51
38%
4
3%
10
8%
17
13%
133
100%

Ideology
Dem
184
52%
113
32%
19
5%
17
5%
22
6%
355
100%

Cons
141
41%
117
34%
19
6%
28
8%
40
12%
344
100%

Modrt
94
50%
63
33%
9
5%
4
2%
17
9%
187
100%

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Race
Librl
116
53%
75
34%
10
4%
9
4%
8
4%
219
100%

White
269
45%
223
37%
29
5%
25
4%
57
10%
603
100%

Black
49
48%
26
26%
5
5%
10
10%
11
11%
102
100%

Hisp
40
55%
18
25%
5
8%
6
9%
2
3%
71
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 11: Agree/Disagree: Still Need Guest Worker Solution
Now I am going to read several arguments regarding approaches for dealing with illegal immigration. For each one, would you please tell me if you strongly
agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with that argument: Since the DREAM Act only applies to 10 percent of all undocumented
immigrants, and many of these people may not come forward for fear of exposing their parents, we will still need a solution to the guest worker problem in order
to address the immigration issue for everyone.
(Break 2: Gender, Age, Education/White Voters, Union Membership, Region)
Gender

Strongly Agree
Somewhat
Agree
Somewhat
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
367
46%
275
34%
41
5%
44
6%
74
9%
800
100%

Men
Women
168
199
45%
46%
135
139
37%
32%
18
23
5%
5%
23
21
6%
5%
27
47
7%
11%
370
430
100% 100%

Education/White
Voters

Age Group

18-29
41
43%
39
41%
8
8%
4
4%
3
3%
95
100%

30-39
68
46%
64
42%
8
6%
2
1%
7
5%
150
100%

40-49
84
49%
56
33%
9
5%
5
3%
16
10%
170
100%

50-64
112
48%
77
33%
13
6%
14
6%
16
7%
233
100%

Non
Collg
Collg
Educ
65+
Whites Whites
62
106
156
40%
45%
45%
39
88
133
25%
37%
38%
3
10
18
2%
4%
5%
19
11
11
12%
5%
3%
31
21
32
20%
9%
9%
153
235
350
100% 100% 100%

Union Member
Yes/
Yes/
Public Private
25
45
45%
51%
23
29
41%
33%
1
7
2%
8%
3
4
5%
4%
4
3
7%
3%
57
88
100% 100%

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Region

No
NoEast Midwst
285
68
85
46%
45%
44%
214
55
73
34%
36%
38%
29
9
9
5%
6%
5%
35
5
11
6%
3%
6%
58
15
14
9%
10%
7%
623
151
193
100% 100% 100%

South
143
47%
104
34%
13
4%
15
5%
27
9%
302
100%

West
71
46%
42
28%
9
6%
13
9%
18
12%
154
100%

NATIONAL SURVEY OF REGISTERED VOTERS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2012
Question 11: Agree/Disagree: Still Need Guest Worker Solution
Now I am going to read several arguments regarding approaches for dealing with illegal
immigration. For each one, would you please tell me if you strongly agree, somewhat agree,
somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with that argument: Since the DREAM Act only applies to
10 percent of all undocumented immigrants, and many of these people may not come forward for
fear of exposing their parents, we will still need a solution to the guest worker problem in order to
address the immigration issue for everyone.
(Break 3: Immigration Is Economic Benefit/Threat, Need Better Guest Worker System, View of Red
Card Plan, View of DREAM Act)
Immigration
Benefit/Threat

Strongly Agree
Somewhat
Agree
Somewhat
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree
Don't Know/
No Opinion
Total

Total
367
46%
275
34%
41
5%
44
6%
74
9%
800
100%

Beneft
225
51%
151
34%
22
5%
21
5%
21
5%
439
100%

Threat
107
41%
95
36%
19
7%
18
7%
25
9%
264
100%

Need Guest
Worker Program
Agree
307
52%
202
34%
24
4%
21
4%
34
6%
588
100%

View of Red Card Proposal

Disagr Supprt Oppose
40
236
108
30%
49%
45%
47
164
86
35%
34%
36%
14
21
15
10%
4%
6%
20
23
18
15%
5%
7%
12
34
13
9%
7%
6%
133
479
240
100% 100% 100%

Don't
Know
22
27%
25
31%
5
6%
3
4%
26
32%
81
100%

View of DREAM
Act
Good
Idea
283
48%
214
36%
26
4%
24
4%
44
7%
590
100%

Bad
Idea
74
47%
46
29%
12
8%
15
9%
12
7%
160
100%

North Star Opinion Research, Inc.