Tucker Carlson claims powerful GOP pollster Frank Luntz is secret LIBERAL and blasts him for pushing pro-immigration policies

 Tucker Carlson says Republican lawmakers are disconnected from their supporters partly because they listen to ‘conventional liberals’ like Frank Luntz, whom he accused of serving ‘left-wing corporations’ such as Google.

The Fox News host took aim at the veteran GOP pollster Luntz after Axios quoted him last week as saying that ‘Republicans are more pro-immigrant than elites realize.’

Luntz said he conducted focus groups of prospective voters and that he came away with the impression that the gaps between Democrats and Republicans on hot-button issues like immigration and border security aren’t as wide as thought.

Carlson on Friday ridiculed Luntz for suggesting that Republicans support granting permanent legal status to Dreamers, or undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as young children.

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Frank Luntz

Tucker Carlson (left) says Republican lawmakers are disconnected from their supporters partly because they listen to ‘conventional liberals’ like Frank Luntz (right), whom he accused of serving ‘left-wing corporations’ such as Google

The Fox News host blasted Luntz for suggesting that ‘Republican voters, in fact, are dying to give amnesty to as many foreign nationals as they possibly can.’

Carlson said sarcastically: ‘They’re demanding it right away!’


He then played a clip of an interview with Luntz in which the pollster says that Trump supporters are in favor of providing a ‘path to citizenship’ to the Dreamers.

Carlson accused Luntz of taking the same position on immigration as that of Google, and that his views were applauded by ‘open borders activists.’

Luntz has been ‘toadying for big corporations’ like Purdue Pharma, the maker of the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin, which has been blamed for helping fuel the opioid epidemic.

The Fox News star also hit out at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Luntz is a ‘close personal friend’ of the congressman, according to Carlson.

‘That relationship gives Frank Luntz outsized influence over the Republican Party’s policy positions,’ Carlson said.

The prime time host also mentioned that Luntz is friends with President Biden. 

Carlson ridiculed Luntz for claiming that there was growing support among Republican voters for offering a path to citizenship to undocumented migrants. The image above shows immigrant families scrambling into the bank of the Rio Grande after crossing the US-Mexico border in Roma, Texas on Friday

Carlson ridiculed Luntz for claiming that there was growing support among Republican voters for offering a path to citizenship to undocumented migrants. The image above shows immigrant families scrambling into the bank of the Rio Grande after crossing the US-Mexico border in Roma, Texas on Friday

On Twitter, Luntz reacted to the segment on Carlson's show by tweeting: 'That explains all the angry, misspelled messages in my inbox tonight.'

On Twitter, Luntz reacted to the segment on Carlson's show by tweeting: 'That explains all the angry, misspelled messages in my inbox tonight.'

Last year, Luntz revealed that Biden ‘came over to me and gave me the biggest hug’ after he learned that the pollster suffered a stroke while conducting a focus group in New Hampshire in January of last year.

‘Joe Biden is a kind man,’ Luntz told MSNBC in October.

‘He’s a decent man. He’s been through hell himself, on several occasions.’

On Twitter, Luntz reacted to the segment on Carlson's show by tweeting: 'That explains all the angry, misspelled messages in my inbox tonight.'  

In March, 172,331 migrants were taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The numbers are the highest recorded in 20 years. 

A White House official told CNN that the number of migrant children being held in jail-like conditions by US Customs and Border Protection dropped nearly 84% in the span of a month. As of Wednesday, there were 954 children in CBP facilities, down from a peak of 5,767 on March 28.

President Biden has claimed that because the Trump administration waited so long to cooperate with the presidential transition - due to Trump contesting the election results - his transition team was unable to get information it needed from the relevant government agencies.

'We didn't find out they had fire a whole lot of people that they were understaffed considerably,' Biden said. 

According to Customs and Border Patrol data, the number of immigrants apprehended along the southern border jumped from 96,974 in February to 168,195 in March. 

The last time single-month apprehensions were that high was in March of 2001. Additionally in March, CBP  apprehended 18,656 unaccompanied minors at the southern border, a record since at least October 2009 and double February's numbers.

Republicans see the issue as one they can use to make in roads with voters in the 2022 midterms and have criticized Biden heavily on it, particularly for refusing to call the situation a 'crisis.' Biden used that word earlier this month when talking about the border but the White House quickly walked it back.  

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