Pew: Most Republicans want to deport all illegal aliens

Polling data released earlier this week by the Pew Research Center shows most Republicans strongly supporting a hard-line immigration stance, such as what presidential candidate Donald Trump promised early in his campaign.

According to the surveys conducted by Pew, more than half (53%) of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters believe that immigrants burden the country by taking jobs, housing, and health care.  Just a little over one third (36%) view immigrants as strengthening the nation via hard work and their talents.

A far larger (43%) proportion of GOP voters say they would be more likely to support a presidential candidate who wants to deport all illegal immigrations than the percentage (30%) who would be less likely to support a candidate who adopts this stance.

More than two thirds (68%) of those polled want a fence along the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border.  Only 27% oppose this policy.

Coming as bad news for supporters of establishment Republican presidential candidates such as Marco Rubio and John Kasich, just 38% of survey respondents like elected officials who make compromises.  The vast majority prefer politicians who stick to their positions.  Similarly, more than half (54%) say the American economic system unfairly favors powerful interests.