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  • 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.

  • Support Jumps for Legalizing Those Here Illegally

    Voter support for legalizing the millions of illegal immigrants in this country has risen to its highest level in regular polling since 2008.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters now think legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in the United States is more important than gaining control of the border, up from 34% in February. Just over half (51%) still believe gaining control of the border is more important when it comes to immigration reform, but that’s down eight points from 59% six months ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 29-30, 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.

  • Most Doubt Next President Will Secure the Border

    Few voters think the government will bring illegal immigration to an end regardless of who wins the White House in November. Most believe amnesty for illegal immigrants is more likely to happen instead. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 3-4, 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.

  • GOP Voters Still Favor Border Wall, Other Voters Less So

    Most Republicans still favor construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, but support is down among voters overall. Three-out-of-four, however, say illegal immigration is important to their vote this fall. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 3-4, 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.

  • GOP Voters Still Support Trump’s Muslim Ban

    Support remains high and unchanged among Republicans for GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s controversial proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 30-31, 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.