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Poll: Californians favor path to citizenship for undocumented, but are 'somewhat ambivalent' on the rest

A majority of California voters would be content to let undocumented immigrants have a path to U.S. citizenship if they meet certain requirements, a new poll suggests, but the buck more or less stops there when it comes to making allowances for people who are in the country illegally.

"Somewhat ambivalent" is how the latest Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley-Field Poll describes California voters' attitudes regarding illegal immigration and related policies.

On one hand, 67 percent of those polled said they'd support a path to citizenship. On the other hand, most still oppose undocumented immigrants having the same entitlements as do legal residents, for example driver' licenses, the same discounts on tuition at public universities granted to citizens and legal residents, and the same health care and financial assistance.