1) This bill is incredibly unpopular with the general public. In poll after poll, you'll find that the American people are strongly opposed to this bill. Rassmussen shows the public opposing it 50% to 23%. Survey USA says the public is against it 46% to 36%. At Pew Research, they say that, "41 percent of those who knew something about the bill oppose it, with just one-third favoring it." Even Democracy Corps, which is a Democratic polling firm, says that Independents and Republicans don't want the bill and Democrats are split 47 to 47 on whether they want the bill to pass.
2) This bill is even more unpopular with conservatives than with the general public. According to NRSC Chairman John Ensign, phone calls, emails, and faxes are pouring into GOP offices and running 100 to 1 against the bill. If the bill passes, Tom Tancredo has pledged to campaign against pro-amnesty Senators in 2008 and I've set up a group called The Payback Project to do the same thing. Additionally, 96% of the conservative bloggers polled over at Right Wing News this month indicated that they were, "pleased that the Senate immigration bill did not pass." Meanwhile, the poll numbers of politicians connected to the amnesty bill like Mel Martinez, John McCain, and George Bush are plunging along with GOP fund raising numbers.
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