Majority of Democrats Say Illegals Should Be Allowed to Vote

A new Rasmussen poll shows a majority of self-identified Democrats believe illegal aliens should be allowed to vote in U.S. elections.

Fifty-three percent (53%) of Democrats think tax-paying illegal immigrants should have the right to vote. Twenty-one percent (21%) of Republicans and 30% of voters not affiliated with either major political party agree.

How long would it be before “tax-paying” illegal aliens sued under the 24th Amendment claiming that by discriminating against non-taxpaying illegals amounts to an unconstitutional “poll tax?”

A strong majority opposes illegal alien voting but it’s not as big as you might imagine.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that one-out-of-three Likely U.S. Voters (35%) now believes that illegal immigrants should be allowed to vote if they can prove they live in this country and pay taxes. Sixty percent (60%) disagree, while five percent (5%) are undecided.

Illegal alien voting has become a much larger issue since the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case from Texas which charges redistricting using total population (including illegal aliens) dilutes the votes of voters in non-illegal alien swarmed districts.  A larger percentage agree with Texas that illegal aliens should not count when creating legislative districts than believe illegal aliens should not vote?

Sixty-six percent (66%) of voters agree with the legal challenge and say states should only count eligible voters when setting the size of legislative districts for voting purposes. Just 23% favor the current system in Texas that counts all residents including illegal immigrants. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure.

Voters still support enforcement over amnesty.

Most voters have said consistently for years that  gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in the United States.

To see the survey wording, go here.