Jun 19, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
Excerpted from Mediaite: On Tuesday, Bloomberg released the findings from a June 15 – 17 survey that showed that 64 percent of respondents agree with Obama’s decision to issue a directive that would halt the deportation of the children of illegal immigrants and instead offer them work visas.
Contrast those findings with Gallup’s daily tracking polls since Obama’s announcement last week and you find a minimal-to-nonexistent boost for Obama against Romney. Rasmussen Reports automated tracing survey (of likely voters) finds Romney continuing to pull away from Obama over that same period.
The Bloomberg poll does not release its sample set, e.g. the number of self-identified Republicans, Democrats and independent voters surveyed. It is safe to assume, however, that 64 percent includes a fair amount of overlap across partisan affiliations.
But the lack of any bump in support for the President suggests that, despite the popularity of this directive, it is not an election year issue. In fact, Real Clear Politics Sean Trende writes Tuesday that Obama runs a real electoral risk in further alienating middle class white voters in greater proportion to the swing-voting Hispanics that he has energized.