Polling data discussed by Hedgehog Central and AJ-Strata, and referenced by the Wall Street Journal, as well as the Dowd analysis reported back in May, and the USA Today analysis (link is to my post in May discussing this), not to mention Chris Cannon's 56-44 win in his primary, are showing widespread support for the President's approach to immigration reform.
It's stunning at how the hard-liners have ultimately decided that they would rather see no bill than to give an inch. They call it principle, I call it fanaticism. When push comes to shove over this, we could very easily see the hard-liners beaten - and decisively. After all, that is what happened in Cannon's district, which is one of the most conservative in the country.
Folks, what is going on here is that we have seen a bit of a conservative echo chamber form. While most Republicans favor the President's plan, a minority do not - and that minority seems to be heavily concentrated among the alternative media widely favored by those who tend to vote Republican. In essence, it is a flip side of the mainstream media personality who asked how Nixon could have won because, "nobody I know voted for him".
It's past time for the House Republicans to step out of the echo chamber and listen to what people are saying.