A new poll from Rasmussen Reports finds that 50 percent of Americans say they support the Senate's recently passed immigration reform bill, and when told that the Congressional Budget Office has figured that the plan would only cut illegal immigration by half, only 39 percent of those same Americans say they still support the plan.
Here's more from Rasmussen, which sees a large drop in support of the bill since it last polled it:
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 50% of Likely U.S. Voters now favor a plan to give legal status to those here illegally even if the border is really secured to prevent future immigration. That’s down from 60% less than three weeks agodespite the U.S. Senate’s passage of the measure since then. Thirty percent (30%) are opposed, and 19% are undecided.
The Senate passed the immigration bill last month, but Speaker John Boehner has indicated the House is unlikely to take up the bill and go to conference. The boss and National Review editor Rich Lowry penned a joint editorial arguing why the House should kill the immigration bill.