57% Favor Strict Sanctions On Those Who Hire Illegal Immigrants
Friday, August 10, 2012
Most voters continue to favor sanctions on those who hire illegal immigrants but seem to be a little less enthusiastic about it.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters now favor strict sanctions for employers who hire illegal immigrants. That's down from 65% in April
and the first time that support for strong sanctions against employers has fallen below the 60% mark in regular surveying since March 2009.
More in line with surveying earlier this year are the 25% of voters who oppose strict sanctions on employers. Nineteen percent (19%) are not sure about them. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 6-7, 2012 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.
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