WASHINGTON, D.C. – While judicial officials are telling the Trump administration they cannot switch out legal teams fighting for inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census, voters are overwhelming telling pollsters that they support putting that very question on the form. Actually, a majority of Hispanic voters (55 percent) support it too, according to Harvard University Center for American Political Studies/Harris poll.
From the Washington Times:
“Two-thirds of voters approve of a citizenship question on the 2020 census, and that includes a majority of Hispanic voters — despite claims by Democratic lawmakers that the inquiry would discourage participation in Latino communities. […]
That includes 88% of Republicans, 63% of independents and 52% of Democrats.
Most notably, the poll found that 55% of Hispanic voters favor the idea.
Also in agreement: 74% of rural voters, 59% of black voters, 58% of urban voters and 47% of voters who backed Hillary Clinton in 2016. At 44%, liberal voters were the least likely to favor the citizenship question. […]”
While this issue has been turned into the typical ‘Trump/Republicans are racist’ narrative — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi literally said Trump was trying to “make America white again” with adding the citizenship question– can you think of any other clearly defined issues with such broad support? When nearly half of liberals, and clear majorities of black, Hispanic, urban, rural, Clinton, and Trump voters all agree on something it is remarkable. Especially so in this age of political division. Most people likely recognize it is just common sense to account for the number of citizens and non-citizens residing within our nation’s borders.
Will common sense win the day? Or will legalese get in the way? Only time will tell.
Read more from the Washington Times here.