Voters for Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) in West Virginia are deeply opposed to the amnesty for illegal aliens and generally want less legal immigration to the United States, according to a new poll.
Rasmussen Reports survey reveals large majority of West Virginia voters do not support an amnesty plan slipped into President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better Act” that would allow nearly seven million illegal aliens obtain work permits and driver’s licenses.
About 63 percent of voters in West Virginia said they did not support the amnesty plan, while about 31 percent said they supported the plan. Large majorities across racial lines said they opposed the amnesty, including 74% of Hispanics, 71% of black Americans and 62% of white Americans.
The amnesty plan is particularly opposed by swing voters in West Virginia. About 66% said they did not support the plan, while only 25% said they did.
Additionally, 65% of West Virginia voters said they would be less likely to vote for Manchin or other politicians who support the amnesty in the Build Back Better Act.
When it comes to legal immigration levels, where about 1.2 million foreign nationals are issued green cards each year and another million are given visas to work in the United States, voters in West Virginia are in favor of reductions.
About 7 in 10 legal immigrants, for example, arrive via the process known as “chain migration” whereby naturalized U.S. citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the United States with green cards.
About 63 percent of West Virginia voters said they were opposed to the policy and 72 percent did not want chain migration extended to illegal aliens who would be eligible for the amnesty plan included in the Build Back. Better Act.
Majorities of Republicans, Democrats and swing voters in West Virginia have said they are opposed to chain migration.
The poll comes as a similar poll showed likely voters in Arizona are mostly opposed to the amnesty plan. The support of Manchin, who risks being re-elected in 2024, as well as of the Sens. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) is vital to Biden’s Build Back Better Act.
The legislation, with the help of 28 vulnerable House Democrats, was passed by the House last week after 32 House and Senate Republicans helped Biden pass his $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure package. dollars.
The poll was conducted Nov. 16-17 and polled nearly 1,200 likely West Virginia voters. The survey has a margin of error of +/- three percentage points.
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