With Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential race, it would be natural to get the impression that Republican voters appreciate his deport-them-all policy proposal for illegal immigration. Yet even after his big wins on Tuesday, a majority of Republicans remain skeptical of his first policy suggestion, telling pollsters on their way out of the voting booth, as they have for months, that they want the immigrants to stay.

CNN has conducted exit polls in 19 of the 40 states that have held primaries so far in which it has asked voters whether “illegal immigrants working in the U.S. should be offered legal status or deported to their home country.” In 90 percent of those states, Republicans told the pollsters that they favored “legal status” over “deportation.”

Source – David Bier – HuffPost: Ignoring Trump, GOP Voters Say, ‘Let the Immigrants Stay’