Friday, May 25, 2007

NYT: New Provisions Gain Wide Support of NYTs Writers

Really? That's what The New York Time's blares from its headline, but buried at the bottom there are these findings:

By large margins, people in the poll are aware that the majority of the immigrants who have arrived in recent years are illegal, and 61 percent said that illegal immigration was a very serious problem. A large majority, 70 percent of respondents, said they believed that illegal immigrants weaken the American economy because they use public services but do not pay corresponding taxes.
Did The New York Times ask the people polled if they had read the contents of the proposed immigration bill? Or are the pollsters interpretting the bill for the respondents and asking for a response based on the pollster's interpretation?

My guess is that the majority of American people want something done about illegal immigration, but hope the Congress is smart enough to figure something out. I wouldn't bet on it.

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