Voters See Need for Trump’s Asylum Crackdown
Thursday, May 02, 2019
President Trump has announced that he is tightening up the process for foreigners seeking asylum in the United States to shift resources to the borders. Voters agree the asylum process needs work and that the borders need help.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 22% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is too hard for foreigners to gain asylum in the United States. More than twice as many (47%) disagree and say it is too easy to gain asylum in this country. Twenty percent (20%) think the level of difficulty is about right. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 30-May 1, 2019 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.
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