A new poll by the Pew Research Center found that Democrats and Republicans are upset over how the issue of immigration is being handled by politicians. According to the Pew Research Center, 37 percent of Republicans think the party is doing a good job when it comes to representing their views on undocumented immigrants. The poll found that 56 percent of Republicans do not think the party is doing well with representing the party’s views.
Furthermore, 33 percent of the Republicans who responded to the survey said they think the lawmakers that represent their party are too willing to allow undocumented immigrants to gain citizenship and continue living in the U.S. It was older Republicans who were the most critical of how the party is handling immigration.
When it came to Democrats, 47 percent said they thought the party was doing a good job of representing their views on immigration and undocumented immigrants, while 44 percent said the Democratic party was not doing a good job.
According to the poll, 21 percent of Democrats said the party is too willing to give legal status to undocumented immigrants while 20 percent said lawmakers from their party are not willing enough.
More than half of Hispanic Democrats said they did not think the political party was doing a good job of representing its views on undocumented immigrants and how to handle the situation.
There were 2,002 adults survey for the Pew Research Center’s poll between Sept. 2 and 9. When the poll was taken, the Democrats and Republicans who participated already knew that there would be no action taken by Congress regarding immigration. They were also aware of the surge in the number of unaccompanied minors who fled to the U.S.-Mexico border from countries in Central America including El Salvador and Guatemala.