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POLL: CBS/Times 08, Immigration


Additional results from the new CBS News/New York Times national survey (CBS story, 08 results, Immigration results; Times story, results) of 1,125 adults (conducted 5/18 through 5/23) finds:

  • Among 275 Republican primary voters asked to choose between three candidates, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani leads Sen. John McCain (36% to 22%) in a national primary; former Gov. Mitt Romney trails at 15%.

  • Among 441 Democratic primary voters asked to choose between three candidates, Sen. Hillary Clinton leads Sen. Barack Obama (46% to 24%) in a national primary; former Sen. John Edwards trails at 14%.

  • 62% of Americans (66% of Democrats, 61% of Republicans) think illegal immigrants "who have lived and worked in the United States for at least two years" should be given "a chance to keep their jobs and eventually apply for legal status;" 33% think they should be deported.

 

Comments
Jeff:

Why is it that most of the statewide polls I've seen shows John Edwards either leading or in second place (by a couple percentage points), but all of the nation primary polls show Edwards a distant third?

Admittedly, I've only looked at polls for about six or seven states, but it still seems somewhat unusual.

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You might want to point out the misleading questions in the poll, as well as the misleading spin the NYT gives to their manufactured results. Details at the link.

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