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Marjorie Valbrun
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Americas Voice

New Poll Finds Continued Public Support for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Even in a Down Economy

Research to be Released on Monday Tracks Changes in Public Opinion from May 2009 to Now

WASHINGTON - Updated
public opinion research shows that, despite conventional wisdom in
Washington, voters around the country continue to support comprehensive
immigration reform by strong margins.  Two polls conducted by Benenson
Strategy Group for America's Voice track changes in public opinion
during the country's harshest economic crisis in decades, and find
continued strong support for comprehensive immigration reform among
Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.  The first poll of 1000
likely voters was conducted from May 9-12, 2009, and the second poll of
800 likely voters was conducted from December 19-21, 2009.  

The
results of this time series debunk the conventional wisdom on Capitol
Hill that the public is unlikely to support comprehensive immigration
reform during an economic downturn.  The research will be presented in a telephonic press call on Monday, January 11th, at 1pm by Frank Sharry of America's Voice and the pollster, Pete Brodnitz of Benenson Strategies Group.  Brodnitz was named "Pollster of the Year" in 2007 by the American Association of Political Consultants.

WHO:              Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America's Voice

Pete Brodnitz, Principal at Benenson Strategy Group

WHAT:            Telephonic Press Conference To Release New Public Opinion Research on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

WHEN:            Monday, January 11th at 1:00pm ET

HOW:              800-894-5910    Passcode: REFORM         

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