Similarly, 47 percent of liberals and 34 percent of Democrats say “the government has done too much … or just the right amount to enforce immigration laws in this country.”
In contrast, only 13 percent of independents and seven percent of Republicans believe the government has done too much or just the right amount of enforcement.
Overall, 92 percent of Republicans, 81 percent of independents, 63 percent of Hispanics and 53 percent of liberals say the government has not done enough enforcement.
Liberals’ higher support for foreign workers actually yields majority support for President Barack Obama’s much-touted unilateral amnesty for several million illegal immigrants.
Fifty-two percent of liberals and 40 percent of Democrats support “President Obama changing immigration policy on his own.”
In comparison to Obama’s supporters, only 21 percent of moderates and 14 percent of independents support Obama acting unilaterally.
Overall, 21 percent of the registered voters support unilateral action by Obama, while 74 percent prefer “Obama working with Congress to change immigration policy.”
Conway argued that the unpopularity of mass immigration is a hazard for Democrats and a huge opportunity for Republicans.
“The current combination of children-at-the-border-crisis and an increasingly weakened President Obama is awakening a sleeping giant on an issue long eclipsed by the economy and healthcare.”