Thursday, September 4, 2014
Field Poll: MAJORITY OF CALIFORNIA VOTERS SUPPORTS PRESIDENT OBAMA TAKING EXECUTIVE ACTION TO DEAL WITH THE GROWING NUMBER OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN ENTERING THE COUNTRY
In its most recent survey, The Field Poll asked Californians their opinions about what should U.S. policy be with respect to these children and whet her President Barack Obama should take executive action to deal with the problem if the Congress fail s to act. The survey also examined voter views about whether the President should use his executive authority more broadly with respect to other U.S. policies relating to the n early 11 million undocumented residents already living in the country.
The results show that by a 58% to 33% margin California voters believe the U.S. should offer shelter and support for the growing number of una ccompanied children entering the U.S. illegally while it determines their long-term status. A 55% to 33% majority also favors the President issuing an executive order to formalize U.S. policies to deal with these children, if the Congress fails to act.
Opinions are more divided with respect to Obama taking executive action with respect to the status of the millions of undocumented workers already livi ng in the country. Statewide, 46% favor his issuing an executive order to deal with their st atus should the Congress fail to act, but 36% are opposed and 18% have no opinion.