"55% oppose plan on immigrant jobs, poll shows"
More than half of Americans oppose [the Bush/Fox Amnesty] a poll indicates.
Just over half, 55 percent, said they oppose the plan, while 42 percent favor it, according to a CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll out Monday.
By a 2-1 margin, those in the poll said immigrants hurt the economy by driving wages down for many Americans rather than help the economy by providing low-cost labor. In 2000, people were split on that question.
When asked whether the United States should make it easier for illegal immigrants to become citizens, 74 percent said no -- up from 67 percent in August 2001 ("Americans Clearly Oppose Amnesty for Illegal Mexican Immigrants").