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Poll Finds Majority Support DREAM Act, Immigration Reform and Democrats in 61 Battleground Districts

Battleground Poll, July 2018

A new poll of 2,045 voters from Latino Decisions reveals the Republicans could be in trouble going into the 2018 Midterm elections in just 14 weeks.

The poll finds the majority of those polled would vote for the Democratic candidate in 61 battleground districts that could determine if the House and Senate flips to the Democrats.

Findings indicate a majority of Blacks, Asians, Latinos and Native Americans would vote for the Democratic candidate if the election were held today.

48 percent of Whites say they would vote for the Republican candidate versus 41 percent for the Democrats. Overall, 51 percent would vote for the Democrats.

The poll has a margin of error of 2.1 percent and was conducted July 5 -14.

79 percent overall, including 77 percent of Whites, support passage of the DREAM Act, which would allow undocumented immigrants who came as children to earn a path to citizenship.

64 percent overall, including 73 percent of Asians, think building a wall along the Mexican border, is a bad idea. Opposition is lowest among Whites, 59 percent.

The separation of children from their parents makes 73 percent of those polled angry, including 79 percent of Asian voters and 69 percent of Whites. An overwhelming majority associate the policy with Republicans and the Trump administration.

Battleground Poll1, July 2018

When asked to rate on a scale of 1 to 10 their likeliness to vote in the midterm elections, with 10 being the most likely, Asians on average rate their likeliness to vote at an 8.

“In 2012, an election that demobilized many voters, 1.14 million Asian American voters mobilized. Going into these midterms, AAPI voter turnout will increase further,” said Taeku Lee, Principal, Asian American Decisions. “As the data shows, AAPI voters find it much more important to vote in 2018 when compared to 2014. Minority voters are the reason for the strong presence of democratic votes because of both the issues and the ways in which the Trump administration has affected them specifically. The poll shows upwards of 70% of AAPI voters are likely to support issues of democratic candidates, and this constituency believes that Trump is increasing hate and racism against them and other minorities.”

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