With yet another liberal court intervening to try and stop the Trump administration from doing its job, a new poll finds that a majority of people WANT the “citizenship question” to be placed on the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census.
The administration had proposed adding a question to ascertain if those replying to the census were official U.S. citizens. But the courts struck down the proposal.
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the citizenship question that the Trump administration proposed, but the court did not say that no citizenship question is permissible. Now the administration is considering altering the question for inclusion on the 2020 Census.
But, according to a new Economist/YouGov poll, most Americans want such a question on the Census. The poll found that 53 percent want the question whereas only 32 percent do not, the Washington Examiner reported.
The survey asked: “Do you think the federal government should or should not ask people whether they are American citizens as part of the 2020 census?”
-Should ask 53%
-Should not ask 32%
-Not sure 14%
The News Reports about the Department of Commerce dropping its quest to put the Citizenship Question on the Census is incorrect or, to state it differently, FAKE! We are absolutely moving forward, as we must, because of the importance of the answer to this question.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
According to George Washington University Law professor John Banzhaf, the citizenship question should be able to pass Constitutional muster.
“There are several rationales — including one based upon the Constitution itself — which could well still persuade the courts to permit a citizenship question on the census, especially if the explanation were included in the executive order now being considered, rather than in some new declaration by the Secretary of Commerce,” Banzhaf said.
Indeed, such a question was on the U.S. Census from 1850 until Eisenhower eliminated it for the 1950 Census.
The media did not really report that the question had been removed by the Eisenhower administration. Worse, current reporting of Trump’s decision to put it back is often presented without telling the public that the question has only been missing from only seven Census forms in the last 170 years.
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