Nevada Poll Data
CBS 8 News NOW, Las Vegas Review-Journal poll
September 13, 2010
A statewide poll of adults in Nevada found:
- 89% believe that there should be tougher penalties on companies that hire undocumented workers.
- 54% believe that illegal immigrants take jobs from U.S. citizens compared to 31% who disagree.
- 57% believe that children born in the U.S. to illegal aliens should not become U.S. citizens; 29% disagree.
The U.S. Justice Department has decided to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court. Do you agree or disagree with the decision to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law?
A statewide public opinion poll conducted by the Zogby International polling organization finds that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is failing to represent the interests of the vast majority of his Nevada constituents on immigration policy. Sen. Reid’s consistent obstruction of immigration enforcement efforts is also taking a huge toll on Nevada’s state budget. A new study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) finds that illegal immigration costs Nevada $630 million annually. Read the full press release about these results.
As a Nevada resident, how do you believe illegal immigration is affecting the state?
|a. Very negatively||31%|
|b. Somewhat negatively||31|
|c. Somewhat positively||16|
|d. Very positively||9|
|e. No impact||8|
|f. Not sure||5|
What impact, if any, do you believe the estimated 200,000 illegal immigrants living in Nevada have on the state budget?
|a. Very negative||37%|
|b. Somewhat negative||39|
|c. Somewhat positive||8|
|d. Very positive||2|
|e. No impact||10|
|f. Not sure||4|
A federal program known as E-Verify allows employers to electronically verify the Social Security numbers of the people they hire to ensure that they are eligible to work in the U.S. Unless Congress votes to reauthorize E-Verify, it will expire in March. Which of the following statements best reflects your views?
Statement A: "It is important that Congress reauthorize E-Verify and preserve this protection for American workers."
Statement B: "Employers should be allowed to hire whomever they want, whether they are authorized to work in the U.S. or not."
President Barack Obama, with the support of Senator Harry Reid, has proposed an economic stimulus package aimed at creating millions of new jobs in America. With regard to the effort to create new jobs, which of the following statements best reflects your views?
Statement A: "The government must have safeguards, like E-Verify, in place to make sure that only legal U.S. workers can fill jobs created with taxpayer money."
Statement B: "It makes no difference who fills jobs created with taxpayer money and no special effort should be made to ensure that only legal U.S. workers take those jobs."
Recently, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada announced his intention to reintroduce an immigration reform bill that would legalize or grant amnesty to an estimated 13 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. The bill also promises that the government will increase efforts to prevent illegal immigration in the future. Which of the following statements best reflects your opinion?
Statement A: "I oppose legalization or amnesty for illegal immigrants. Instead, the government should enforce and strengthen existing laws to convince illegal immigrants to return home and open up jobs for unemployed American workers."
Statement B: "I support granting legalization or amnesty to current illegal immigrants, allowing them to keep their jobs, coupled with a commitment on the part of the government to enforce our immigration laws in the future.
I would like to get your views on what impact you think the proposed immigration legislation would have specifically on Nevada.
Statement A: "Legalizing, or granting amnesty to, the estimated 200,000 illegal immigrants now living in Nevada would harm American workers, add to the state's fiscal crisis, and lead to more illegal immigration."
Statement B: "Legalizing or granting amnesty to, the estimated 200,000 illegal immigrants now living in Nevada would benefit all workers in the state, ease the state's fiscal crisis, and solve the problem of illegal immigration once and for all."
|Sample Characteristics||Frequency||Valid Percent*|
|Very likely to vote||377||75|
|Somewhat likely to vote||124||25|
|Did not answer age||9||--|
|No college degree||200||40|
|Did not answer education||0||--|
|Did not answer race||5||--|
|Live in large city||300||61|
|Live in small city||71||14|
|Live in suburbs||46||9|
|Live in rural area||78||16|
|Did not answer ideology||9||--|
|Did not answer religion||6||--|
|Member of union||123||25|
|Not member of union||378||76|
|Parent of child under 17||192||38|
|Not parent of child under 17||309||62|
|Single, never married||104||21|
|Civil union/domestic partnership||3||1|
|Not NASCAR fan||370||74|
|1-2 times year||78||16|
- 59% of registered voters believed that “a tough approach to immigration” is preferable to a guest worker program.
- 36% preferred the amnesty approach, with the balance of respondents undecided. (Mason-Dixon Polling and Research telephone poll conducted of 625 registered voters)