U.S. voters, by a 2-1 margin, are opposed to allowing illegal aliens to vote in elections, according to a new poll.
Rasmussen Reports asked, “Should illegal immigrants be allowed to vote if they can prove that they live in this country and pay taxes.”
The question went to 1,000 likely voters between July 19 and 22.
“San Francisco is allowing non-citizen parents and guardians of children, including illegal immigrants, to vote in the upcoming school board elections,” the report said.
But the poll found that “doesn’t fly for most voters nationwide,” even if “Democrats are receptive to it.”
The telephone and online survey found only 31 percent “favor letting illegal immigrants vote for local officials in the area where they live.”
“Sixty-two percent are opposed,” the report said.
The Sacramento Bee reported San Francisco officials began registering non-citizens, including illegal aliens, to vote in the coming election for the school board.
The development followed the approval by voters of a 2016 ballot measure in the city opening elections to non-citizens over the age of 18.
They must be residents and have children under age 19.
“Why would we not want our parents invested in the education of their children?” commented Hillary Ronen, a city official.
The report said San Francisco became the first city in California to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections.
Chicago and some Maryland cities also allow non-citizen residents to vote in school board elections.
And several towns in Massachusetts have at various times allowed non-citizens to vote in local elections, but those measures have required approval from state legislators.