President Obama’s recent move to halt deportations of illegal immigrants brought to this country as children is proving surprisingly popular, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
The poll results, reported here by the Wall Street Journal, seem to provide some evidence that the outspoken, strident opponents of all things immigrant are a minority that is out of step with the majority of Americans.
“Nearly every segment of the population—whites, male voters, suburbanites, rural voters, even union members—supported the move to cease the deportations. But those identifying themselves as Republicans narrowly opposed the move, 48% to 47%. Nearly half of all Americans now think immigration helps the U.S. more than it hurts, while 39% said its hurts more than helps, down from 52% who held that view in 2007,” the Wall Street Journal report states.
Obama’s move is especially popular among Hispanic voters, the poll reports.