That's essentially the question on this issue as it relates to the presidential campaign.
From a Mason-Dixon  survey out in Nevada:
Mason-Dixon Polling and Research Inc. interviewed 625 registered Nevada voters on Monday and Tuesday -- 262 Republicans, 259 Democrats and 104 independents. The majority of participants, regardless of their party affiliation, gender or region of residence, made it clear they're sick of providing public services to illegal immigrants and that they want law enforcement to pay better attention to the issue.
Seventy-two percent of respondents said illegal immigrants who graduate from Nevada high schools should not be allowed to receive Millennium Scholarships, which provide four years of tuition to the state's public colleges and universities. Seventy-seven percent of participants said election ballots and state documents should not be printed in languages other than English. And 81 percent of those polled said Nevada businesses should be cited and fined for employing illegals.
At some point one would hope we see some more sanity brought to how we handle illegal aliens as a result of the political gold laying at the end of the taxpayer rainbow just laying there to be had by any politician that will brave the slings and arrows from the media and pick it up.
At a minimum, I hope the GOP as a whole, (and not just House Republicans), begins to get it right on this issue, as it could undo our chances of reclaiming a majority in Congress. We have here a combination of both social and economic conservatism. Taylor made for GOP politics. The only problem is the influential voices of those who want to continue to benefit from what amounts to subsidized labor. But as the numbers in this poll (and many others before) demonstrate, the votes are NOT w/the cheap labor crowd. Not to mention that the GOP isn't likely to find electoral success being on the wrong side of a budding taxpayer revolt.
h/t Real Clear Politics