Voters overwhelmingly oppose the Gang of Eight amnesty bill according to new polling conducted in seven key states including Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana,  North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia by Pulse Opinion Research for FAIR. Read below to see an overview of the results.

Arkansas: 60% of likely voters oppose S.744 and 30% support it

60% of AK voters oppose amnesty.

Highlights from Arkansas include:

  • 67% oppose granting legal status to illegal aliens before a border security plan is fully implemented, and 29% of voters oppose granting amnesty under any circumstance.
  • 75% oppose the discretionary authority given to DHS to legalize aliens with criminal records or gang affiliations, including 60% who “strongly oppose” those provisions.
  • 64% oppose provisions in the bill that would significantly increase overall immigration to the U.S., including 53% who are “strongly opposed.”
  • 70% oppose the increases in guest workers authorized under the bill, including 47% who said the increases are “much too high.”

60% of KY Voters Oppose S.744Kentucky: 60% of likely voters oppose S.744. 

Kentucky highlights include:

  • 76% oppose granting legal status to illegal aliens before a border security plan is fully implemented, and 35% of voters oppose granting amnesty under any circumstance.
  • 79% oppose the discretionary authority given to DHS to legalize aliens with criminal records or gang affiliations, including 62% who “strongly oppose” those provisions.
  • 72% oppose provisions in the bill that would significantly increase overall immigration to the U.S., including 54% who are “strongly opposed.”
  • 84% oppose the increases in guest workers authorized under the bill, including 53% who said the increases are “much too high.”

LA-61-percent_400x400Louisiana: 61% of likely voters oppose S.744. 28% indicates support for it. 

Louisiana highlights include:

  • 57% oppose granting legal status to illegal aliens before a border security plan is fully implemented, and 29% of voters oppose granting amnesty under any circumstance.
  • 73% oppose the discretionary authority given to DHS to legalize aliens with criminal records or gang affiliations, including 55% who “strongly oppose” those provisions.
  • 61% oppose provisions in the bill that would significantly increase overall immigration to the U.S., including 42% who are “strongly opposed.”
  • 81% oppose the increases in guest workers authorized under the bill, including 56% who said the increases are “much too high.”

MT-57-percent_400x400Montana: 57% of likely voters oppose S.744, including 43% who “strongly” oppose it.

Montana highlights include:

  • 70% oppose granting legal status to illegal aliens before a border security plan is fully implemented, and 32% of voters oppose granting amnesty under any circumstance.
  • 75% oppose the discretionary authority given to DHS to legalize aliens with criminal records or gang affiliations, including 59% who “strongly oppose” those provisions.
  • 66% oppose provisions in the bill that would significantly increase overall immigration to the U.S., including 53% who are “strongly opposed.”
  • 74% oppose the increases in guest workers authorized under the bill, including 49% who said the increases are “much too high.”

NC-52-percent_400x400North Carolina: 52% of likely voters oppose the Gang of Eight bill. 35% support it.

Highlights from North Carolina include:

  • 63% oppose granting legal status to illegal aliens before a border security plan is fully implemented, and 25% of voters oppose granting amnesty under any circumstance.
  • 73% oppose the discretionary authority given to DHS to legalize aliens with criminal records or gang affiliations, including 56% who “strongly oppose” those provisions.
  • 59% oppose provisions in the bill that would significantly increase overall immigration to the U.S., including 42% who are “strongly opposed.”
  • 61% oppose the increases in guest workers authorized under the bill, including 42% who said the increases are “much too high.”

OH-56-percent_400x400Ohio: 56% of likely voters oppose the amnesty bill.

Ohio highlights include:

  • 68% oppose granting legal status to illegal aliens before a border security plan is fully implemented, and 32% of voters oppose granting amnesty under any circumstance.
  • 74% oppose the discretionary authority given to DHS to legalize aliens with criminal records or gang affiliations, including 52% who “strongly oppose” those provisions.
  • 67% oppose provisions in the bill that would significantly increase overall immigration to the U.S., including 46% who are “strongly opposed.”
  • 74% oppose the increases in guest workers authorized under the bill, including 42% who said the increases are “much too high.”

WV voters oppose amnesty

West Virginia: 72% oppose S.744 while only 20% support it.

West Virginia highlights include:

  • 77% oppose granting legal status to illegal aliens before a border security plan is fully implemented, and 42% of voters oppose granting amnesty under any circumstance.
  • 80% oppose the discretionary authority given to DHS to legalize aliens with criminal records or gang affiliations, including 67% who “strongly oppose” those provisions.
  • 78% oppose provisions in the bill that would significantly increase overall immigration to the U.S., including 65% who are “strongly opposed.”
  • 78% oppose the increases in guest workers authorized under the bill, including 60% who said the increases are “much too high.”

Conducted by Pulse Opinion Research on behalf of FAIR, polling was conducted on June 3 with samples of 500 likely voters in each of the seven states.