Voters believe immigrants should have path to citizenship

In a new poll released by Quinnipiac University, American voters expressed their desire to let illegal immigrants have a path to citizenship.

Demonstrating that Congressional Republicans were out of step with the views of their voters, the poll finds that "Republicans support the guest worker to citizenship path 66 - 31 percent, while Democrats back it 73 - 23 percent and independent voters back it 71 - 24 percent."

Those surveyed also largely reject (71%) the 700 mile fence as the end-all-be-all solution, saying "additional measures are needed from Congress to deal with illegal immigrants entering the country."

Once again, this poll shows that the support for comprehensive immigration reform is there. What has been lacking is leadership. Hopefully the fresh faces in Congress can fill that gap quickly with a sensible piece of legislation.