Majority of Americans Want a Citizenship Question on the Census

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The Democrats have used every hyperbolic, ridiculous analogy in the book in order to smear President Trump and make his illegal immigration policies look like the second coming of the Nazis. But poll after poll has shown that the Trump approach to immigration is much more popular than what the Democrats have in store.

No, the public doesn’t love the detention centers, and they don’t love seeing dead migrants in the Rio Grande, but those are problems that owe as much to Democrat intransigence as Trump immigration enforcement. The public has almost no tolerance for such left-wing proposals as taxpayer-funded healthcare for illegals, driver’s licenses for illegals, or abolishing ICE.

They also see no reason why we shouldn’t figure out exactly how many illegal immigrants are in the country to begin with. According to several recent polls, a clear majority of Americans think there is absolutely nothing wrong with including a question on the U.S. Census that asks people whether or not they are U.S. citizens. A new Economist/YouGov poll shows that 53% of registered voters want to see a citizenship question added to the decennial query. Only 32% think it should not be.

That number is bad enough for the left, but as the Daily Wire noted, that particular polling agency is known for vastly oversampling Democrats.

“To give an indication of just how left-leaning the respondents surveyed were,” reported the Daily Wire, “when asked what they thought of the nine Supreme Court justices, the justices gaining far and away the highest approval ratings were leftists Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, while the conservative justices lagged far behind; 53% of respondents said Roe v. Wade should not be overturned; 45% of respondents opposed President Trump’s policies while only 33% approved, and most tellingly, 37% said they would vote in their state’s Democratic Primary this year with only 27% saying the same of voting in their state’s GOP primary. 43% of respondents said they would vote for whomever the Democratic presidential nominee will be in 2020 as opposed to 34% who would vote for President Trump.”

That’s a really biased polling sample, and it is borne out by the fact that another recent survey – this one conducted by Harvard/Harris – showed that 67% of voters are in favor of putting a citizenship question on the census.

The Supreme Court has put the kibosh on the Trump administration adding the question to the 2020 Census, but the president and the attorney general remain confident that they have a legal path to including it anyway. If they do, it will be a major victory – not just for Trump, but for the country. We have every right to know how many citizens there are in this country. And perhaps more importantly, how many people are here that really shouldn’t be.