Ohioans Support Paths To Citizenship, Mixed On Higher Tariffs

Jun 15, 2018

A new poll shows overall, nearly seven in 10 Ohio voters surveyed say they are very or somewhat satisfied with the way things are going in Ohio right now. They also weighed in on issues like tariffs on Chinese products and immigration.

The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows 60 percent of respondents say undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay and apply for citizenship. Another 10 percent say they should be allowed to stay, but not apply for citizenship, while 26 percent say they should be deported.

When it comes to undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, also known as DREAMers, a full 76 percent believe they should be allowed to stay and apply for citizenship, compared to 19 percent against.

On recent federal tax cuts, voters are split almost evenly. Republicans support the law by 84 percent, while 82 percent of Democrats disapprove. Independent voters support the tax cuts by a slim margin of 43-41.

On tariffs, 55 pecent say they favor raising them on products made in China but that support drops if that means they’d pay more or if it would start a trade war.

And just over half of Ohioans (51 percent) want to keep the Affordable Care Act in place – but that’s almost solely because of independent voters, because nearly all Democrats support it and nearly all Republicans want it repealed.