4.19.2007

78% of Americans Favor Citizenship for the Undocumented

78% in poll call for giving illegal immigrants path to citizenship (USA TODAY - 4.19.07)

While Congress and the White House remain divided over what to do with the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants now living in the United States, a new poll shows the American public appears to have reached a consensus on the question.

A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken last weekend of 1,007 people found that 78 percent of respondents feel people now in the country illegally should be given a chance at citizenship. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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