Talk of self-deportation has cooled down; talk of comprehensive immigration reform has heated up. Have those changes influenced voters?
One answer comes from recent Washington Post polling, which has shown majorities of 55-57 percent of American adults supporting a pathway to citizenship in each of three post-election polls. From the toplines, the story seems to be one of stable attitudes from November 2012 to March 2013. But those numbers hide an important fact: not everyone has responded to the changing GOP stance in quite the same way. It turns out to be well-educated Republicans whose attitudes have shifted most dramatically.
That is from my post at Wonkblog looking at how the GOP’s changing stance on immigration appears to have influenced at least some Republican-leaning voters. More is here.