On the same day in which a bipartisan immigration bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate, we released data indicating that a majority of North Carolina residents believe that immigrants are a benefit to the state, rather than a burden.
Fifty-four percentage of respondents said that immigrants are a benefit because of their hard work and job skills vs. 36 percent who said they are a burden because they use public services.
It is sharply divided by political affiliation with 66 percent of Democrats saying immigrants are a benefit compared with 53 percent of Independents and 41 percent of Republicans.
These findings are similar to our February poll.
— John Robinson