Poll: One-Third of Voters Not Convinced People Who Want to "Secure the Border" Aren't Racist

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Racist? Or just an idiot?
Good news for people who talk up their desire for the country to "secure the border" and try to prevent illegal immigration -- most American voters don't think you're racist.

The problem is, according to poll results, that still leaves one-third of American voters who still think you might be racist.

According to the poll results released today by Rasmussen Reports, only 11 percent of voters are actually sure that "people who want to secure the border and prevent illegal immigration" are racist.

However, 22 percent said they weren't sure, thus not being able to definitively said that border-security advocates aren't racist.

This question wasn't perfect, for obvious reasons.

There are plenty of racists who happen to promote anti-illegal-immigration efforts, but some people might find it a stretch to call a group of millions of people racist.

However, survey says: 11 percent of "likely U.S. voters" think they're racist.

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ENDREPSANDDEMS
ENDREPSANDDEMS

By the way, try sneaking into any other prosperous country in the world and see what happens to you.  I dare you.

ENDREPSANDDEMS
ENDREPSANDDEMS

If you don't believe the border needs to be secured, you are an idiot.  3 Iranians sought by the feds entered the country illegally and have stolen money from over 400 US Bank accounts from here to Florida through skimming.  The problem isn't mexicans, central or south Americans.  The problem is criminals.  The US has enough criminals already to deal with.  We do not need any more sneaking in through our borders risking law abiding citizens life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés

Buhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah Ed, your a real comedian...and its "Border" not "Boarder" Bahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!

Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés

Sounds like something you just made up...It's a real fool that refuses to see the truth Ed, you must be a left over of the "Minute men" you know your buddies that are so fucking paranoid that they sat a t the border with guns, as if "Trespassing warrants death"...WTF is that shit??

Edward Anthony Green
Edward Anthony Green

The article was about "Racists and securing the boarder...." not a lesson in spelling, the truth be told, I don't give a flying fuck if illegals can speak or write the english language correctly, what I do care about is the FACT that they are here ILLEGALLY!!! .....now be a good boy and play with your "Bag-O-Dicks! BUHAHAHAHA! (Thats a "Ass- Clown" comment, get it?) ~Ed

Edward Anthony Green
Edward Anthony Green

.....it is far easier to deceive the mindless masses, then to tell them the truth. Best of luck.

Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés

She made a good point in her comment Ed..If your going to expect someone to speak it right, wouldn't you want others that are pushing this shit to spell it right??...Ass clowns!!

Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés

And how much taxes are paid by these people that is never claimed?? Smart guy...I'm sorry but I don't believe any "Lame Stream media" that you may throw at me for one thing, this is the kind of shit that poisons your brain and obviously effecting yours...You may call this fact I call it CRAP...Have a good day Ed...

Edward Anthony Green
Edward Anthony Green

....it figures that a person like you Carlos wouldn't know the first thing about simple economics, and would call outraged "American Citizens" bigot's for voicing their oponions...the simple fact is that Illegal Aliens from mexico are a DRAIN on the system! ( illegal aliens cost U.S. taxpayers more than $100 billion each year.) http://abcnews.go.com/Business/illegal-immigrants-cost-us-100-billion-year-group/story?id=10699317#.UWQ4GaLvua8 Read the TRUTH Carlos, The Facts don't lie!!!

Edward Anthony Green
Edward Anthony Green

Figures a Liberal "'Grammar Nazi" would miss the entire point of this article....BUHAHAHA!

Heath Clouse
Heath Clouse

Wow... Do you guys actually pay people to write articles like this? The U.S. is not a very popular country, and we also have one of the largest unprotected borders in the world. Common sense, not racism, should tell you this isn't a good combination. In some other areas of the world people get killed for crossing borders illegally. I don't think any illegal immigrants here have it too bad, so stop complaining. The key word here is "illegal." Meaning, "against the law." Maybe throw an extra five bucks towards the next article, in hope that at least a little thought might be put into it.

Roger Reed
Roger Reed

Respect yourself and learn how to spell.

Jeff Ramon
Jeff Ramon

Nothing wrong with securing the border and wanting people here to be legal. What's racist about that? You guys suck!

sarum
sarum

No jobs for high school students. No entry level jobs.  No career paths.  McDonalds advertising for college degree AND experience to flip burgers?   Millions of citizens of all races unemployed, yet we "NEED" foreign workers?  Watch the Gang of 8, including our beloved traitor McCain formulating plan to displace many more US born workers.  Nobody is saying "white" workers.  This is not, nor has it ever been, a race issue.

Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

11% think its racist? Isnt 14% of our country hispanic? Shocking that many of them are upset that the rest of us dont want to foot the bill for their relatives to relocate here. Im all for SOME immigration and I REALLY think the "legal" process needs major improvements. But having said that, the border needs to be locked tight. We need TWICE as many officers on the border. And our National Gaurd needs to be called in to help accomplish this. Currently, we DO have many criminals crossing the border, drugs are POURING over and violence is skyrocketing. The mere fact that some innocent people seeking jobs are mixed in with all that is hardly a reason to allow the crossings to happen. The desert states are being crippled! Not only by the crime, drugs and violence but also by having to many 'workers' crossing. Simple fact check: Drive to the places day labor workers gather. If you still see 20 men standing there at noon, there are to many here. Guess what, every corner you can think of still has many milling about at noon.

Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés

Their protest signs say it all, plus you get those ones that comment on FB and they show their true colors in their comments...AZ has a never ending supply of BIGOTS...

Denise Cooper Legel
Denise Cooper Legel

They put "are" instead of "our". lol. Perhaps they should work on English themselves.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

It would be interesting to do a study to find what percentage of the population can accurately define "racism".   That piece of information would make this statistic a lot more meaningful.


DNichols
DNichols

I love the picture of the poster reading "Respect are Country, speak english."

rather than "Respect our Country", as one would write this sentence in English?!

Duh.

DNichols
DNichols

Wanting to now "Securing our Borders" dosen't make you a Racist

However wanting Hispanic Mothers ripped from their Legal Citizen Children, even Babies makes you far worse than a Racist.

Since the January 2008 start of the I.C.E. Deportation/Incarceration Programs:

Over One Hundred Hispanic Human Beings have Died in I.C.E. Custody.

Over Thirteen Thousand Hispanic Human Beings havbe been Incarcerated for years with out even charges.

Private Prison Profiteer's have made Billions while America's Economy has Crashed.

Over 5,000 Legal Hispanic Children are now in U.S. Foster care.

Over Forty-two Thousand Hispanic Human Beings now lay Dead at the Harsh U.S. Mexico Border where I.C.E. has Deported/Dumped Hundreds of Thousands of Hispanic Human Beings into a known "Drug War" with nothing, not even water, to be killed, or to Die of the Harsh Elements.

Prior to January 2008 the U.S. Border Patrol used to maintain water stations in the Desert near the Border as a "Humanitarian effort to help Border Crossers rather than to have them Die of exposure in the Desert.

.America is great becase it is good, when it ceases to be good, it cesases to be great."

Alex De Tocqueville

To: Good.

66rock
66rock topcommenter

Nothing racist about wanting a secure border, I want a secure border too but the many who are consumed by the subject,the radicals on "illegals", are racists.

WedontNeedABorder
WedontNeedABorder

I would venture to guess that 99% of illegals are Mexicans, not Latino.  Latino is just a word used via political correctness to weaken the truth.   Its weird, you can habla con mucho illegal trabajadores, but you can't actually point out that they are all Mexicans.   Kind of like the recent killings of the prosecutors in Texas.  The whole state knows the Mexican Mafia Narcotrafficantes did the killings, but we have to pretend that it was the White Aryan Brotherhood who did the murders.   Thank God, we have a pro-American President in the White House. Things will only get better.

azcumsquelcher
azcumsquelcher

what's racist about wanting a secure boarder and accountability from the millions of people who have illegally entered? I'm not anti-Latino and neither are the majority of people who fight against illegal immigration. Hell, I'd prefer Jose Alonso to be sneaking into the US over Ahmed the terrorist but I'd also prefer that no one be invading our country undetected if we can prevent it. That is the battle we are fighting, and it just so happens that 99% of illegal boarder crossers are Latino. It's not racist, it's enforcement of laws that apply to everyone

MandyMountain
MandyMountain

Well, I for one, don't believe it's a stretch to call a group of millions of people racist. What else was the whole Obama birth certificate thing about? Not a damned thing but racism is what that was about. 

robert_graham
robert_graham

The 1/3 who thinks securing the border is racist is who the idiots are.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

JT Ready was such a fine upstanding vet, court marshaled twice, a known neo-nazi,, who slaughtered 5 people.  This was after he and his band of play soldiers dressed in costumes to "secure the border!"

Where is Buffalo Rick?Hanging out with RUSE and exposing himself to 13 year old girls again?

And what happened to the Minute Maids after Simcox took their money to remodel his house?

TaxpayingVoter
TaxpayingVoter

I don't know if they're racist or not but I DO know that they like to ignore trends over long periods of time and prefer to pretend that either nothing is being done or that things are worse than ever.


don.dodondo
don.dodondo

"11 percent of likely voters" think everyone who happens to have white skin is automatically racist.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@DNichols  Doesn't the fact that you felt the need to explain the error suggest that even you believe that many liberals are equally illiterate?

It's not as ironic to find liberals saying "their all racists", but it shows that ignorance is not a uniquely conservative trait.


valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@DNichols   If a mother steals a car and is sent to prison, she will be "ripped from her Legal Citizen Children".  Does that make our justice system far worse than racist?

Deportation doesn't rip families apart.  Sneaking into the nation and having children and choosing to leave them behind when you're deported rips families apart.


valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@WedontNeedABorder  Actually, Mexico only accounts for a little under 70%.  Central and South America add another 15-20%  The remainder are split fairly equally between Asia and "all other".


Idontrecall
Idontrecall

@azcumsquencher,  a "secure BOARDER"?, U mean U want to "secure where meals and lodging are provided"....damn dude, U really want those U call "Illegals" welcomed.Talking about ignorance; guess who is the invader?....if UR ancestor are "Anglos" or came from the OLD WORLD, INVADING D AMERICAN CONTINENT.....BINGO, U R the invader, since before U were even born. Something else; do some research before U spew UR bullshit...."It just so happens that 99% of illegal BOARDER crossers are latino"......also learn how to spell words. BTW if U want an example of a racist, there's that dude that works at BK and always smells like urine and french fries anf goes by "JAFFY".

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@azcumsquelcher It's racist the way it done and talked about by groups like JT Ready's band of creeps!

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@MandyMountain  I was never a Birther, but I knew some who absolutely weren't racist (one was black).  They just really hated Obama for his policies and were looking for any way to prevent a second term.

Hating a person who happens to belong to a particular race is not the same as racism.


david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@MandyMountain lol they put more thought and debate into that than George Jr going AWOL during Vietnam...lol and he didnt even have to do anything! 

Idontrecall
Idontrecall

JAFFY, U R a RACIST.....and U have to take a shower 'cause U smell bad dude, is like a combo of urine, french fries and shit. a guess U still live at the BK"s restroom. And BTW. how is the DRAMA QUEEN  doing, is He NEAR DEATH? I hope so, and I also hope that when They put Him 6 ft down U throw yourself on top of His coffin and get buried 2.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@WhoKnows actually Rick exposed himself to a 4 year old if im not mistaken..13 is too old for him lol 

DNichols
DNichols

You compare good non-criminal Mothers to Car Thiefs?!

If you were going to be Deported/Dumped into a known"Drug War" at the Harsh U.S. Mexico Border with nothing, not even a bottle of water to be Killed, or to Die of Exposure in the DEsert would you "Choose to leave your Children" behind in the Greatest Country on Earth that your only crime was wanting to be a part of?!

This Great Nation of Immigrants was Built on Far Better Principles, and Values than to ever make a Mother have to face this choice!!!

To Good, and Brotherhood.

azcumsquelcher
azcumsquelcher

@Idontrecall you are an idiot sir. I find it funny that you take issue with my grammar mistake yet you seem to only be fluent in text-speak. Maybe you should do some history. Hispanics did not originate on this continent and neither did Amerindians. Have you ever heard of the Land Bridge or Spanish colonization? What about the countless invasions perpetrated by ancient Meso-American civilizations or the ruthless, land-grabbing tactics of Hispanic States in modern history? You seem to have a very jaded and ignorant view of history. Go back to school and quit worrying about a one-letter spelling mistake. I can tally-up your stupid misspellings and improper usage of punctuation but I don't, because I'm not a faggot

dogon
dogon

@Idontrecall I'm not sure about the rest of your post, but if you frequent a place that has someone working there that smells like urine more than once, then you may want to do some self assessment.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@WhoKnows  Try not to judge everybody who believes in a strong border by the behavior of the most newsworthy crackpots who happen to agree with us.

What you see most often on the news is not necessarily what actually happens most often.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@DNichols  Let's see.  One broke the law by taking a car that doesn't belong to them, and one broke the law by entering the nation illegally.

Yes. I think I've compared them correctly.

In each case, the proper legal punishment involves removing the violator from their home.

Would I take my child back to Mexico?  No.  But I would understand that it was my own decision and the consequences of my own illegal actions.

One Far Better Principle is "take responsibility for your own actions".


valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@MandyMountain That's the trade-off, but you have to weigh it against the impact to our education system.

More than half of incoming first graders now come from homes where English is not the primary language, meaning that they've probably never had a book read to them in English.

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