I have noticed that there is something of a conventional wisdom (especially among Democratic posters here, but in the party's professional members), which suggest that Democrats cannot win if they are perceived to support open borders.
I just found something that might contradict the conventional wisdom.
(This was earlier in the year, before the Democratic leadership & opinion makers started shooting down the idea of open borders being a reasonable policy the party can support)
So Democrats have a slight edge among the scientific study of the general population.
But, there was an interesting question asked:
quote:28. Do you believe or not believe this statement: Democrats are for open borders.
1. Believe 49
2. Do not believe 36
3. Don’t Know 16
Just about half outright believe Democrats are for open borders, and over 64% think they are or possibly are.
So immigration (back in March of 2019) hurts Democrats in this group, right?
Let us see
quote:Which party do you have more confidence in to handle each of the following issues - (ROTATE) the Republican Party or the Democratic Party? (ROTATE LIST BELOW) REPUBLICAN PARTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY DON’T KNOW 7. The Economy 43 43 14 8. Jobs 44 42 14 9. Taxes 42 43 15 10. Health care 33 52 14 11. Defense/terrorism 49 34 17 12. Immigration 42 46 12 13. Retirement 34 45 21 14. Border Security 46 39 14
15. If the elections were held today for US Congress in your state, would you be more likely to vote for (ROTATE) the Republican candidate or the Democrat candidate?