ALIPAC: AP poll re: amnesty at odds with reality

Chad Groening (

Monday, January 28, 2013

An immigration enforcement activist doesn’t believe a new poll that shows a majority of Americans now favor amnesty for illegal aliens.

According to the Associated Press-GfK poll, more than 60 percent of Americans now favor a pathway to citizenship for the illegal immigrants already in the country. That is a significantly higher number than last time the AP polled on the question — in 2010, just 50 percent supported the idea.

The poll claims the turnaround has excelled as Republicans change their views. A majority in the GOP — 53 percent — now reportedly favor allowing illegal aliens a path to citizenship. That is up 22 percentage points from 2010.

William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration (ALIPAC), contends the AP poll is extremely biased.

“The Associated Press is renowned [for being] in favor of the pro-illegal immigration camp, and so their poll has no credibility,” he asserts, “especially considering the numerous scientific and certified polls we have … that show approximately 66 percent of Americans oppose any path to citizenship for illegal immigrants; 33 [percent] support.”

Gheen further argues that the AP coverage of stories dealing with illegal immigration accentuates its bias.

“We read whole AP articles where the anti-illegal immigration viewpoint is excluded, or buried or twisted,” he accounts. “We’ve watched the Associated Press try to hide criminal illegal alien atrocities and murders and play those down.”

The ALIPAC president asserts that the American people continue to oppose amnesty for illegal aliens by a 2-1 margin.