President Barack Obama is winning the opening round in the battle over immigration, according to a Bloomberg poll released today, putting Republicans on the defensive with his decision to end the deportations of some illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children,
Sixty-four percent of likely voters surveyed after Obama’s June 15 announcement said they agreed with the policy, while 30 percent said they disagreed. Independents backed the decision by better than a two-to-one margin.
These kind of numbers show why Mitt Romney is being so careful about how he’s talking about this decision. He’s decried it as being a short-term fix and not resolving anything long-term. But Romney’s also refused to answer on more than one occasion questions about whether he would reverse Obama’s executive order on this issue if elected.