In the daily polling bombardment the media subjects us to, only a few numbers matter. One question posed by the Siena poll released on Monday was:
Do you support or oppose the Governor's decision to withdraw his proposal to provide driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants?
The question was written to favor Governor Spitzer's position. Because we don't have "undocumented immigrants" in the United States. Those who enter our country without obeying Federal laws are "illegal aliens." It's the correct - and legally accurate - term.
Moreover, illegal aliens are not "undocumented." They carry documents, but the documents they carry are fraudulent. Despite such a soft question, 86% of upstate voters said they supported the Governor's plan to "withdraw" his proposal. If "illegal aliens" were substituted for "undocumented immigrants" the number would have topped 90%.