A new poll suggests that Trump supporters will not support the President if he pursues any immigration deal that supports amnesty.
The survey was conducted by the Ear to the Ground Listening Project, a collaboration of academics market researchers, and policy experts, who put together the results of a panel survey of nearly 7,000 Trump supporters.
Anne Sorock, executive director of the Ear to the Ground Listening Project, says even though they are current supporters of the president, only 66 percent of that sample size identified as Republicans.
"It's one of the previews, I think, of what we will see in the midterm elections," she says, "is that we're seeing people who may support the President but not necessarily the GOP."
Sorock says there is definitely a "red line" when it comes to how long those surveyed will support the President: if he signs any kind of amnesty into law, their support for him stops.
"That is where their support ends completely," she advises. "They are willing to forego even support for President Trump."
Eighty-seven percent approve of President Trump's handling of immigration, but 72 percent said they would not support any bill that is incorporating amnesty, she advises.
Much like the Listening Project numbers, a poll commissioned by Americans for Legal Immigration found that 67 percent of likely GOP primary voters oppose amnesty.
"And the numbers go even higher," says ALIPAC spokesman William Gheen, "when you look at Republican-held districts or Trump-carried states."
Just how Republican lawmakers handle these upcoming votes, says Sorock, will show their base just how loyal they are.
This story has been updated with comments from William Gheen of ALIPAC.
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