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Published: Thursday, June 16 2011 10:00 p.m. MDT

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

Dan Jones polls are notorious for being able to produce the desired results, so this was a foregone conclusion.

HB 116 is unconstitutional, in addition to just being flat out the wrong answer to immigration problems. It is nothing less than state sponsored amnesty, rewarding illegal behavior.

We really should be checking the employment status of every worker in the businesses that belong to the Chamber which is pushing this foolishness.

Kaysville, UT

On Sat. the GOP will tell Deseret News, KSL, the Salt Lake Chamber and Mark Willes what they think of their poll. That is why I vote for the GOP.

Mary E Petty
Sandy, UT

When the law is wrong, good people must rise up and change it. That is what happened in America with the original Tea Party where American Patriots rose up against the Tea Act of 1773 and Britain in America's War of Independence. That is what happened when the Republicans abolished and prohibited Slavery in America with the Reconstruction Amendments to the Constitution. That is what good people are doing today in Utah with immigration law. We are working for that better day in America.

Salt Lake City, UT

Dan Jones is great at using push polls. You can get the results you want in a poll by its wording.

Fort Worth, TX

I agree with the statement that since The LDS church is transparently backing the illegal immigration amnesty movement the majority of church members are lining up rank and file. This is another instance of the Church becoming politically vocal and swaying Church members. I wonder how many of the people polled share the same religious background. If a majority of them are LDS then there is a bias in the poll that isn't being acknowledged. A better poll would have asked the religious background of those being polled since the LDS church is so vocal about this issue.

truth to be Told
Orem, UT

Dan Jones is married to Senator Pat Jones (D). What else would you expect from a poll on illigal immigration from these guys. KLS had a different poll just a few days ago where the support for the Repeal was overwhelming, that poll has disappeared now. KSL, DN and SLT are not trust worthy sources of information on this issue. The Resolution to Repeal HB116 will pass tomorrow by a long shot!

Heber City, UT

@CJ Just asked the 11 folks I work with at a conservative old school Utah utility. 7 of 11 favor leaving it in place. 11 of 11 think the delegates will ignore the church.

Provo, UT

@C. Darwin: The ksl poll had a much smaller number of participants, and people could vote more than once. So it's highly inaccurate.

Provo, UT

The Dan Jones poll was not a push poll. Dan Jones is neutral and is a highly respected organization. I myself was polled, by random selection. The questions were neutral, asked about more than just HB 116, and did not lead to a particular conclusion. We can trust the results of this poll. Question is, can we trust the state delegates to represent ALL their neighbors fairly, not just the ones who agree with them?

Magna, UT

The Lord already has an immigration policy. It is in Alma chapter 27. The Latinos are here by prophecy. A midst our wealth and prosperous circumstances, can we not extend the hand of fellowship? We will be blessed for it.

Danish American
Payson, UT

Poll are worthless when you start with end in mind. If you poll the "right" demographics that support your viewpoint you will always get the result you want. The Desert News is so one-sided on this issue they wouldn't even publish the results if they came up different.

My 2 Bits
Orem, UT

I don't buy it for one second. In my mind, when the economy is struggling, the whole thing comes down to money. Not only is this bill expensive to administrate, and follow through on, but the money that goes to the resources like school, health care etc. is too high for people to swallow in hard times. Every session people are asked to give more to schools, but because taxes are low, schools are asked to function on less. People are being asked to make tough decisions. I am not trying to downplay the immigration factor. I just don't think it has as much to do with immigration as it does money, and that is why the numbers could never be this high.

Spanish Fork, UT

Just like they refuse to distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants, these polls do the same in not distinguishing between Republican and Non-Republican. The convention tomorrow is about representing the party not the will of every Utahn. An honest poll would've seperated the results by party ofiliation.

Vernal, UT

Talk about a racist law, no matter how you look at it. Either we are saying that Hispanics are needed and suited for low-end jobs, or that we don't need to help any Asians or Blacks.

And that is even without commenting on the 100,000 unemployed US citizens that we are paying to sit on their behinds.

Provo, UT

This shows that Utahns are smart, conscious people and that it is only the minority the loudest screamers on this case.

Murray, UT

So what?? Only the delegates count and where you work is far from representative of the population, I guarantee it.

Bountiful, UT

Maintain HB 116! It is one of the great things our legislators have done this year. Those of you against it, don't worry you will find a job soon. Things will get better. Don't hate but be great.

magna, utah

I am a little leery of the results on such a low number of calls and wonder were the calls really random , what time of day were they placed, and what were the questions asked. Was anybody reading these comments called as part of this poll?

One Utah Taxpayer
Kearns, UT

I assume the GOP delegates will still push repeal since they are wiser than the rest of us and the GOP platform is the "Constitution" in their minds.

I support HB116 and hope the delegates will leave it alone. If not, it'll be easier to vote for Democrats.

Salt Lake City, UT

Meawhile in another local newspaper a poll in the Provo Daily Herald shows that over 60% support a over-turning HB 116....

On KSL Doug Wrights web page....a poll showed that over 80% supported over turning HB 116....

So take you pick? You can skew polls to say just about anything you want

CNN and NBC do it everyday.....

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