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Most Still Oppose Driver’s Licenses For Those Here Illegally

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

California, one of 12 U.S. states that allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, is on track to issue nearly a million such licenses by the end of the year. But most voters continue to oppose licenses for illegals in the state they live in.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 28% of Likely U.S. voters think illegal immigrants should be eligible for driver’s licenses in their state, although that's up from 22% in 2013  and is the highest level of support measured in surveys since 2007. Sixty-one percent (61%), however, continue to oppose giving illegal immigrants driver’s licenses where they live. Eleven percent (11%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 26-27, 2017 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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