WASHINGTON– A new Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll of PA’s 8th Congressional District shows a strong 77% of voters support immigration reform with an earned path to citizenship.
“Republicans, Independents, Democrats, faith, business and labor groups are united in calling for a vote on citizenship for immigrants this year,” said Daisy Cruz, director of 32BJ SEIU Mid-Atlantic District. “It’s time for Rep. Fitzpatrick to listen to the public and demand that the Republican leadership schedule a vote on immigration reform.”
While speculation abounds over the political damage Republicans may incur for the shutdown, polling reveals that 45% of voters would be more likely to support Rep. Fitzpatrick for voting for immigration reform with only 20% less likely.
“Voters in swing districts continue to be mad at their House members about the shutdown,” said Tom Jensen, Director of Public Policy Polling. “But we also find that immigration reform is extremely popular – across party lines – and that voters will be more inclined to vote for their representatives next year if they vote for it.”
The Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll was commissioned by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Links to a summary memo and the poll are below:
32BJ is one of the largest unions in the country representing immigrant workers from over 60 countries. With 145,000 members in nine states and Washington, D.C., including 22,000 in Pennsylvania, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country.