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Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue

4 years 10 months 4 weeks ago Friday, August 26 2016 Aug 26, 2016 August 26, 2016 12:10 PM August 26, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

AKRON - Donald Trump's waffling on his hard-line immigration program reflects voter ambivalence and confusion on the emotional and complex issue.

Polls often show large majorities support letting people in the country illegally stay here. But they also show support for tough measures that could lead to those immigrants' deportation. Majorities in Republican primary states told pollsters they backed letting immigrants stay but also voted for Trump.

Now Trump is trying to soften his hard-line program. Advocates of a more lenient immigration approach say that proves the hard-line position is politically untenable. Those who want to limit immigration argue that it mainly reflects Trump's erratic nature.

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