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IMMIGRATION

  • Most GOP Voters Want a Border Wall in Trump’s First Year

    Republican support for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border right away remains strong, but other voters are growing even less enthusiastic. With it or without it, voters are closely divided over whether President-elect Trump and the GOP Congress can stop illegal immigration into this country.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% of Likely U.S. Voters think Trump should build a wall along the Mexican border to help stop illegal immigration during his first year in office. Fifty-three percent (53%) disagree, while 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 4-5, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Show Stronger Support for ‘Kate’s Law’ Sentencing For Illegal Immigrant Felons

    Voters appear to be strongly on board with two policies president-elect Donald Trump is calling for when he enters the White House: deporting illegal immigrants convicted of major felonies and mandatory prison sentences for those who try to return.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 81% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a plan that calls for mandatory deportation of illegal immigrants who have been convicted of a felony in this country. Just 13% are opposed. These findings are nearly identical to those measured in August of last year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on November 15-16, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Support for Amnesty Is Down, Even With Strict Border Control

    Voters think the government needs to do more to control the border but still aren’t sure that’s enough to make them support a path to citizenship for those already here illegally.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 15-16, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Do Voters Want to Crack Down on Sanctuary Cities?

    Voters still support punitive action against so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce immigration laws, although Democrats and unaffiliated voters are more protective of these cities than they have been in the past.

  • Voters Say No to Obamacare Health Insurance for Illegal Immigrants

    California is seeking an Obamacare waiver from the federal government so that illegal immigrants can buy health insurance through the state’s health care exchange. But most voters don’t support a similar effort where they live. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on September 18-19, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Reject Obama’s New Middle East Refugee Plan

    Voters strongly oppose President Obama’s plan to bring 110,000 Middle Eastern and African refugees to this country next year, up from 85,000 this year, and view that decision as an increased danger to U.S. national security.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that nearly half (48%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United Should should take in no additional refugees from those areas. Just 12% agree with Obama’s 110,000 figure, but another six percent (6%) think even more refugees than that should be brought here.

    Fourteen percent (14%) think 25,000 would be all right, while six percent (6%) favor letting in 50,000 of these refugees. Six percent (6%) support 85,000 newcomers from the Middle East and Africa. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 18-19, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Most Support Trump’s Call for Immigration Restrictions, Screening Test

    Most voters support Donald Trump’s plan for temporarily restricting immigration from countries with a history of terrorism and for testing to screen out newcomers who don’t share America’s values. Most also agree that such a test is likely to reduce the number of terrorists entering the United States.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey find that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a temporary ban on immigration into the United States from "the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism” until the federal government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here. Thirty-two percent (32%) oppose such a ban, while 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 17-18, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Favor More Deportation, Not Less

    A tie vote in the U.S. Supreme Court last week upheld a lower court ruling that halted President Obama’s plan to exempt millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. Most voters continue to oppose that plan as they have from the start and believe instead that the U.S. government needs to more aggressively deport those who are here illegally.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 26-27, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Open Borders or Tighter Control – Voters Decide

    No wonder there’s an angry debate over illegal immigration in this country. Most Democrats believe people should be able to freely enter the United States at any time. Republicans strongly disagree, as do a majority of unaffiliated voters.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 15-16, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Who Care Strongly About Illegal Immigration Expect Trump to Deal With It

    Nearly half of voters rate illegal immigration as Very Important to their vote in the upcoming presidential election. These voters don't like how President Obama's dealing with the problem and are much more confident that Donald Trump rather than Hillary Clinton will do a better job. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 15-16, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.