New data from a Republican pollster shows most likely voters oppose the idea of letting President Barack Obama reshape immigration rules on his own, and support tougher immigration measures backed by conservative Republicans. … While Democrats have said Hispanics support this sort of action from Obama, the Conway poll finds that most people want tougher enforcement of U.S. immigration law, including Hispanics. “75 percent want more enforcement of current immigration laws, including 63 percent of Hispanics and over 50 percent of Democrats,” according to a summary section of its findings. “While President Obama is underwater in his job approval (57-40 percent), an even greater margin (two-thirds) of Americans disapprove of his handling of immigration,” it added. “This includes one of his key constituencies, Hispanics, who disapprove of his job performance on immigration by 55 to 39 percent.”
Boehner's Troubles With House Conservatives May Only Get Worse
Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America. And if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wants to keep his job next year, he had better be sure Grothman and his fellow House of Representatives newcomers are happy. Grothman, the expected winner in a tight Republican primary for the right to succeed 73-year-old Representative Thomas Petri in Wisconsin, is one of more than a dozen vocal conservatives gunning to replace more moderate or pragmatic retiring House Republicans in November's midterm elections.