During the Fox News debate, several candidates were asked immigration questions in the first hour but then the issue was not brought up later. (See FAIR Legislative Update, Aug. 11, 2015) With recent polls showing that voters view immigration as one of the top issues of 2016, FAIR hopes that CNN's moderators will devote more time to questioning all candidates on their immigration positions. Indeed, a new Rasmussen poll found that 80 percent of registered voters view illegal immigration as a serious problem. (Rasmussen Reports, Sept. 1, 2015) Additionally, the latest Gallup poll shows that 20 percent of registered voters will only vote for a candidate whose immigration position aligns with theirs while 60 percent said it is one of many "important considerations." (Gallup Poll, Sept. 9, 2015)
The debate can be viewed on CNN or streamed at CNN.com.