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Posted: 4/13/2006 12:33:59 AM EST


worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=49711

INVASION USA

Protests backfire!
Zogby poll: National demonstrations by illegal aliens have negative impact

Posted: April 12, 2006
3:25 p.m. Eastern


Recent images of seas of illegal aliens marching in cities across the U.S. are having a far greater negative than positive impact on the foreigners' cause, according to a new poll.

A Zogby survey of nearly 8,000 people shows coast-to-coast protests against immigration proposals in Congress – particularly to make it a federal felony to be an illegal worker in the U.S. – have not persuaded a majority of likely American voters.

Asked whether the protests have made likely voters more or less sympathetic toward undocumented workers, 61 percent said they're less likely to be sympathetic to the plight of illegals as a result of the protests, while only 32 percent of respondents said they're now more sympathetic. Younger respondents to the poll were more likely to be sympathetic than were older participants. And while 56 percent of Democrats said the protests made them feel more sympathy for unlawful workers, just 6 percent of Republicans felt that way.

"The gap between what the American people believe ... and what these elites in Washington thinks is right, that continues to grow wider," said host Sean Hannity on his national radio program today. "Many Republican leaders are siding with the elites, they are not siding with the people that put them in office."

The survey also shows an overwhelming majority of Americans – nearly 4 out 5 – is doubtful President Bush and Congress will find a fair and effective solution to the immigration crisis. While 88 percent of Democrats and 85 percent of independents said it's unlikely a solution will be found, 66 percent of Republicans agreed.

Doubt about the prospect of Washington's success on the issue spreads across all geographic and racial demographics, the survey shows.

Asked specifically whether Bush or Congress is trusted more to properly handle the immigration issue, 50 percent said they don't think it's likely either branch of government will get the job done properly. Another 22 percent said they trust Congress more, while 17 percent said they think Bush is more likely to come up with the right answer. There was some difference depending on the age of the respondents – those over age 65 said they trusted Bush more, while those under age 30 said they put more trust in Congress.

Likely voters said their biggest concern about illegal immigration is the burden it places on government social services at all levels. While 27 percent said the increased burden was their top concern, another 22 percent said they hold a companion worry – that illegals will trigger an increase in the cost of government services.

One in four – 26 percent – said they were concerned America's southern border may be the entry point for terrorists intent on attacking the U.S.

A majority of Americans said they oppose amnesty for illegals who already reside in this nation. While 52 percent said there should be no amnesty, 32 percent said they'd favor it.

The survey shows significant partisan divide on this question. Among Democrats nationwide, 51 percent favor amnesty, while 29 percent oppose it and another 20 percent said they are unsure. Among Republicans, just 13 percent said they favor amnesty, while 76 percent said they oppose such an offer.

The Zogby Interactive survey included 7,967 respondents nationwide between March 31 and April 3, and has a margin of error of +/- 1.1 percentage points.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 12:55:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By Airwolf:




Well, dancing Snoopy, the problem is that the demonstration worked wonders on the people it was meant to influence, the vote-sucking whores in Washington.

It doesn't matter what we think, because each generation of professional polititian we're too stupid not to elect chooses to sell our country to the lawbreakers.

We've done it to ourselves, and we'll do it again in November when we elect "the devil we know" republicans.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 1:12:01 AM EST
I am sure that seeing these illegals walking around with US flags turned upside down and yelling "Viva La Raza" didn't exactly help their image with Americans. In addition, for some of the weak minded among us, this may have been the first time they realized just how MANY FREAKING ILLEGALS there are in this nation.

BTW, as I do in each of these threads, I must give another plug to:

www.send-a-brick.com

Send your congressmen and senators a brick, with an attached note telling them you want more border security! The above website explains it all.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 1:14:04 AM EST
Hmmmm... maybe if they wouldn't have protested on a work day in the busiest part of town (here in Phoenix at least) pissing everyone off, they might have had a better reaction. Idiots.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 1:41:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By swingset:
We've done it to ourselves, and we'll do it again in November when we elect "the devil we know" republicans & democrats.



Fixed it for ya. I'm with you against the amnesty supporting GOP out there, but I think Uncle Ted and his bunch are leading the charge towards citizenship for all now.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 2:12:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By swingset:

Originally Posted By Airwolf:




Well, dancing Snoopy, the problem is that the demonstration worked wonders on the people it was meant to influence, the vote-sucking whores in Washington.

It doesn't matter what we think, because each generation of professional polititian we're too stupid not to elect chooses to sell our country to the lawbreakers.

We've done it to ourselves, and we'll do it again in November when we elect "the devil we know" republicans.




+ Eleventy Billion
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 2:12:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/13/2006 2:13:05 AM EST by Leisure_Shoot]

Originally Posted By swingset:
we've done it to ourselves, and we'll do it again in November when we elect "the devil we know" republicans.



Take it easy. The problem isn't the concept of Republicans and Conservatives. The problem is that it is so hard to pull out the shitty ones like Voinovich and DeWine. The other problem is lack of a strong conservative leader. I really thought Bush was pretty close to that 5 years ago. Now, I believe he is worn out. Physically and mentally. I have absolutely no idea where his ties with Mexican voters comes from. I refuse to believe he thinks they are all going to vote Republican in the future, and that makes it all OK. There has to be more to it than that. He is not stupid. But I still disagree with him.

But there are still awesome Republicans like Larry Craig, Jim DeMint, Saxby Chambliss, George Allen, Jim Inhofe, etc... and possibly Ken Blackwell (time will tell). The problem is, they are being led by Bush, and strangled by several shitty Senators like DeWine, Voinovich, McCain, Snow, etc... right now. Hell, look at the house, which passes some damned conservative bills, only to see them watered down in the Senate, or altogether ignored.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 2:26:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/13/2006 2:27:03 AM EST by MTUSA]

Originally Posted By swingset:

Originally Posted By Airwolf:




Well, dancing Snoopy, the problem is that the demonstration worked wonders on the people it was meant to influence, the vote-sucking whores in Washington.

It doesn't matter what we think, because each generation of professional polititian we're too stupid not to elect chooses to sell our country to the lawbreakers.

We've done it to ourselves, and we'll do it again in November when we elect "the devil we know" republicans.




Fookin' a right. Well said swingster. The King riots will be a block party compared to
whats going to go down if amnesty/ voteing rights are granted down the road.
The slime in DC is systematically, one brick at a time creating a new USA
through social engineering. Glad I'm not a youth today.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 3:57:53 AM EST
The American public still does not have the vacant socialist mindset of Europe. We still have a pretty clear sense of right and wrong. Kudos to Americans!
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:00:34 AM EST
Since the American public is not truly represented in Washington - rather, the elected officials are all pawns of one special interest group or another, the Zogby poll has little meaning.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 5:01:07 AM EST
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Link Posted: 4/13/2006 5:06:52 AM EST
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Link Posted: 4/13/2006 5:09:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By jkstexas2001:
Since the American public is not truly represented in Washington - rather, the elected officials are all pawns of one special interest group or another, the Zogby poll has little meaning.



This is true, but the ramifications will be heard.
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