The NBC/MSNBC/Telemundo poll was conducted by the polling organizations of Peter D. Hart and Bill McInturff from May 20 to 23, 2010. The survey was conducted by telephone among a cross section of 700 adults (including a sample of 70 interviews among adults who only use a cell phone).

This survey includes additional interviews among Hispanic/Latino respondents to provide a more robust cell size for analysis. A total of N=300 interviews were conducted among Hispanic/Latinos respondents.

The poll examines attitudes about President Obama’s selection for the Supreme Court, Elana Kagan, but mainly focused on the national discussion about immigration, including the affect it has on local communities, automatic citizenship for immigrants born in the U.S., attributes of possible immigration legislation that is being considered in the U.S. House, and the recently passed AZ immigration law.

As their traditional coalition continues to firm-up, there is good news for the Republican Party, including a margin of error advantage in congressional preference (which has not been a reality in NBC-WSJ polling since 2002). This data, however also flashes the high-beams on several obstacles facing the party among Hispanic voters down the road.

The interview schedule is available here.

Public Opinion Strategies