Power Outsiders Poll: SC Republicans Support Gingrich on Immigration

The weekly Huffington Post/ Patch poll finds wide support for the former House Speaker's stance on illegal immigration.

When former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, in a debate two weeks ago, talked about dealing with longtime illegal immigrants with "compassion," many worried it would upset his supporters on the right.

But not so, according to this week's Huffington Post/Patch Power Outsiders poll, which found that most influential conservatives in early voting states, including South Carolina, choose Gingrich's plan over that of his chief rival, former Gov. Mitt Romney.

In South Carolina, 61 percent of those polled chose Gingrich's plan over Romney, with 16 percent supporting Romney.

Interestingly, when presented with actual plans for dealing with immigration, more support was voiced for Romney's plan, and even the plan of Rep. Michele Bachmann, than Gingrich's plan.

Francis December 09, 2011 at 04:10 AM
IN AMENDING THIS CONTROVERSIAL LAW, IT WILL SAVE U.S. TAXPAYERS A GOOD PART OF THE $113 BILLION + OUTLAY OF THE US GOVERNMENT. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT AROUND 500.000 ILLEGAL ALIENS WHO ARE NOT APPREHENDED AND THEN DISAPPEAR INTO THE COUNTRY ANNUALLY. Lamar Smith's (R-TX) ‘THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT' is also a zero-tolerance bill, that if past can outlaw illegal aliens from the workplace. Businesses that are violation of the law will be audited and the owners harshly fined and even sent to prison. It is better recognized by hundreds of thousands of candid companies that E-Verify will red flag illegal aliens, opening payroll jobs for lawful residents and the citizenry. E-Verify is a progressive disincentive that is being continuously upgraded by the Homeland Security and ICE. Just like H.R.140, titled the Birthright Citizenship Act, E-Verify ‘THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT', H.R. 2885, is a innovation to stop this travesty of our immigration laws?
Francis December 09, 2011 at 04:10 AM
H.R.140, titled the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011, was introduced on Jan 5. 2011, by Rep. Steve King a Republican of Iowa.. As of last month, the bill had 80 co-sponsors. While its companion bill S.723 was read twice in the Senate and referred to the Committee. On April 2011, H.R.140 was referred to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement; January 24, 2011 where it gather Congressional dust without further action. The bill does not need amendment of the Constitution but rather Section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act is to explain those classes of individuals born in the United States who are considered nationals and citizens of the United States at birth. THIS ISSUE NEEDS THE URGENT PRO-ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT, PATRIOTIC AMERICAN ATTENTION, AS THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST COSTLY EXPENSES BORN BY TAXPAYERS. The Birthright Citizenship Act amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify a person born in the United States "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States for citizenship at birth if the person is born in the United States of parents, one of whom is: (1) a U.S. citizen or national, (2) a lawful permanent resident alien whose residence is in the United States, or (3) an alien performing active service in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Francis December 09, 2011 at 04:11 AM
This is unerringly the same circumstances on the U.S. Border, that a woman with a child can get free medical care. But for Americans--forget it, you will be hunted forever for unpaid bills, unless you are under the poverty level. But the 20 million, perhaps even 25 million already existing here, don't pay a penny. All the time I hear that these people who slip past agents at the border, or managed to deceive trained inspectors at other ports of entry, including airline arrivals. They get immediate assistance from the welfare departments as they are well versed in law and where to procure forged ID’s.
Francis December 09, 2011 at 04:11 AM
Illegal Immigration is vastly becoming a war of--THEM and US--which is an invasion of people who came here to steal jobs, with the collusion of nationwide businesses. Every part of this country is saturated with a patchwork of illegal foreign neighborhoods. Scores came here under false pretenses, smuggling unborn babies to take advantage of laws forced upon Americans by the black robe activists in the courts. Judges have mishandled the 14th amendment, by allowing every expectant Mother who lies of their intention to enter our country, whether as a tourist, student or here on a business venture. These fetus carrying females are fully aware that if they can get a foot on to our soil, whatever the reason they have immediate access to free--FREE HEALTH TREATMENTS, WHICH TAXPAYERS HAVE TO PAY. THEN THE CHILD GROWS UP AND BILLIONS OF MORE DOLLARS ARE APPROPRIATED BY THE IRS, TO PAY FOR THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL PARENTS.
stanley seigler December 09, 2011 at 04:17 AM
re: Newt is a RINO. I hope the hell I don't have to vote for him. may as well vote for the newt...no GOP-tper will win in 2012 or 2016...BO in 12; hilliary or elisabeth warren in 16...unless there is a seachange in GOP policies...ie, stop supporting the 1%... what happened to the grand old party the current GOP crew should try out for sat nite live with the donald as master of ceremonies... SC should go D, vote BO, in 2012.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »