More Americans were likely to say their views on immigration match up with those of the Democratic party than the Republican party, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.
The Democratic party’s policies on immigration aligned more closely with the views of 48 percent of U.S. adults versus 36 percent who said their views more closely hewed to those of the Republican party, according to the survey.
Republican strategists have been urging the party to embrace comprehensive immigration reform as a means to court critical Hispanic voters. While less than half of U.S. adults surveyed related to either party on the issue, the Gallup poll found adherence to Democratic policies on immigration increased to 60 percent among Hispanics — representing a “slightly greater preference for the Democrats among Hispanics than is seen in their general political party identification.”
Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.