Other provisions of immigration reform prove more popular across the board. Stricter border control earned the support of eight in 10 voters, while 72 percent backed additional visas for highly-skilled workers. Neither proposal showed a particular partisan divide, evidence of broad, bipartisan support for the measures.
There were, however, some demographic splits on those questions. Only six in 10 Hispanics support increased border protection, far lower than any other group. Similarly, only 56 percent of blacks back an expanded program for skilled workers, despite otherwise broad support.