The Washington Times - July 23, 2013, 08:34AM

A new poll shows that a majority of Americans would like to see House lawmakers break up the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill into pieces and consider them individually.

That bodes well for House Republicans, who have opted to produce multiple immigration bills and send them to the full chamber for votes.


GOP lawmakers will continue down that road Tuesday when they hold a hearing on the status of the children of illegal immigrants brought here at a young age.

The Washington Post-ABC News poll showed that 53 percent of the respondents would like to see the Senate plan split into pieces, while 32 percent wanted an up-or-down vote on the proposal, which passed out of the upper chamber in June on a bipartisan 68-32 vote.

The poll showed a small partisan divide, with 60 percent of Republican respondents calling for the piecemeal approach, compared with 50 percent of Democrats and 57 percent of independents.

The poll showed that 46 percent of the respondents supported and 44 percent opposeed the Senate immigration bill.

The poll was conducted by telephone between July 18 and 21 among a random sample of 1,002 adults nationwide. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.