The Democrats currently have the White House and an effective majority in Congress. However, they may have trouble holding onto it in 2022.
A Breitbart poll revealed that Democrats in swing states are in a precarious position if they ram through amnesty for illegal aliens, Breitbart reported. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has proposed attaching it to the budget to skirt a filibuster and pass it with a simple majority.
Democrats have a simple majority with the Senate split with the GOP 50-50 and Vice President Kamala Harris as the tiebreaking vote. Budget reconciliation can be passed with a simple, filibuster-proof majority that other bills do not have, making this a sneaky way to pass anything other than budgetary items.
For this reason, the underhanded approach can jeopardize the electoral future of some key Democrats if others take Manchin’s lead, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)/Zogby Analytics poll of likely voters commissioned by Breitbart. The most immediate concern would be for Senators up for reelection in 2022 such as Georgia’s Raphael Warnock, Nevada’s Catherine Cortez Masto, and Arizona’s Mark Kelly.
The numbers look bleak, especially during an important midterm election season. According to the poll, 50% of voters were less likely to support Warnock compared with 29% of voters who would be more likely to support him if he backed budget reconciliation; 47% of voters were less likely to support Cortez Masto, and only 28% of voters were more likely to support her; 49% of voters would be less likely to vote for Kelly compared to 27% who would be more likely to vote for him.
Manchin faced the most significant impact from supporting amnesty this way. The Senator, who will run for reelection in 2024, would lose approximately 55% of his state’s voters who said they would be less likely to support him.
Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema won’t run for reelection until 2026. However, her numbers mirrored Manchin with 55% of likely voters shying away from her if she supports Manchin’s backdoor amnesty.
As a whole, amnesty for illegal aliens is largely unpopular in these lawmakers’ swing states — a fact that may be reflected in voters’ choices come Election Day. In states like Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, New Hampshire and West Virginia, 52 to 57 percent say granting amnesty will result in more illegal immigrants flooding America’s borders.
Democrats are never shy about scheming to get their way. While it’s technically an option to attach amnesty to the budget to pass amnesty for illegal aliens, it’s certainly not popular with the American people to do it this way — and Democrats can’t afford to risk these losses.