New polling data from The Economist/YouGov, organizations that lean more than a little to the left, shows that the majority of Americans believe the citizenship question should be included on the census. 2020 Democratic presidential candidates should pay attention.
The survey question read: Do you think the federal government should or should not ask people whether they are American citizens as part of the 2020 census?
53% of respondents favor adding the citizenship question to the census compared to only 32% who felt it should not be included. 14% were not sure.
This poll, conducted between June 30 and July 2, surveyed 1,500 US adult citizens.
A glance at the responses to some of the other questions in this poll leaves the impression that this particular group of respondents leaned more to the left than a typical group of US adult citizens.
The Daily Wire’s Hank Berrien goes even further saying that the “respondents surveyed seem to lean strongly toward the Left.” He explains:
To give an indication of just how left-leaning the respondents surveyed were, when asked what they thought of the nine Supreme Court justices, the justices gaining far and away the highest approval ratings were leftists Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, while the conservative justices lagged far behind; 53% of respondents said Roe v. Wade should not be overturned; 45% of respondents opposed President Trump’s policies while only 33% approved, and most tellingly, 37% said they would vote in their state’s Democratic Primary this year with only 27% saying the same of voting in their state’s GOP primary. 43% of respondents said they would vote for whomever the Democratic presidential nominee will be in 2020 as opposed to 34% who would vote for President Trump.
Berrien just may be correct, because a new Harvard University Center for American Political Studies/Harris poll, published in The Washington Times showed that 67% of all registered U.S. voters believe the citizenship questions should be included on the census.
Most surprising of all, the Harvard poll found that 55% of Hispanics support adding the question. Considering all the caterwauling from the Left over this issue, that’s quite remarkable.
Here are the figures of those who support the question by group.
Rural Voters: 74%
Black Voters: 59%
Urban Voters: 58%
Voters Who Backed Hillary in 2016: 47%
Liberal Voters: 44%
Attorney General William Barr told the Associated Press today he believes the Trump administration can legally add a citizenship question. He said he had been in regular contact with President Trump and “I agree with him that the Supreme Court decision was wrong.” He added that he thinks “there is an opportunity potentially to cure the lack of clarity that was the problem and we might as well take a shot at doing that.”
Barr also told the AP that “the Trump administration will take action in the coming days that he believes will allow the government to add the controversial census query.”
We have a right to know who is and who is not a U.S. citizen. The left opposes it because they know it will prevent many illegals from completing the form. And they want everyone counted.
This shouldn’t even be an issue, let alone a controversial one.