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New Poll Shows Just How Much ‘Softening’ on Immigration Would Impact Opinions of Trump

donald trump2On the day of a big immigration speech by Donald Trump, a new poll released by Fox News shines a light on how much more or less likely people would be to vote for him if he “softens” on immigration.

The biggest takeaway from the Fox poll is that in a 4-way race, Hillary Clinton now leads Trump 41-39, reflecting a tightening shown in recent polls. (A one-on-one race shows Clinton leading by 6.)

But then there are two major questions on immigration. On the question of whether we should deport as many illegal immigrants as possible or provide a path to legalization, a whopping 77 percent favor the latter, while only 19 percent favor mass deportation.

The next question on the list is “If Donald Trump were to soften his position on handling illegal immigrants living in the United States, would you be more or less likely to vote for him?”

36 percent say they would be more likely to support Trump, compared to 25 percent who would be less likely. 37 percent say it wouldn’t impact their decision at all.

And if you break down the results, almost half of Republicans would be more likely to support Trump if he softens, while 34 percent of independents would do the same.

You can read the full results here.

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