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39% Favor Reform Plan That Cuts Future Illegal Immigration by Just 50%

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Congressional Budget Office estimated last week that the immigration reform plan now before Congress would stop the flow of future illegal immigrants by no more than 50%, and voters don’t think that’s enough.  Support for the plan has fallen, but it falls even more dramatically when the 50% figure is attached.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 50% of Likely U.S. Voters now favor a plan to give legal status to those here illegally even if the border is really secured to prevent future immigration.  That’s down from 60% less than three weeks ago despite the U.S. Senate’s passage of the measure since then.  Thirty percent (30%) are opposed, and 19% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 8-9, 2013 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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