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Voters Still Say No to Obama’s Amnesty Plan

Monday, June 01, 2015

President Obama’s plan to exempt up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation continues to run into opposition in the court of public opinion, too. Just last week a federal appeals court continued the hold on Obama’s amnesty plan that was first imposed by a judge in February. The next stop is likely to be the U.S. Supreme Court.

But a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 34% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the president’s plan to allow the illegal immigrants to remain in this country legally and apply for jobs. That’s down only one point from April, but support has been inching down from a high of 40% just after the president announced his intentions last November.

Most voters (55%) still oppose Obama’s executive action on immigration, little changed from two months ago but up from 50% in November.  Eleven percent (11%) are undecided.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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