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Voters Still See Skills-Based Legal Entry As Immigration Fix

Monday, May 20, 2019

Voters continue to believe the U.S. immigration system is broken and still tend to favor shifting to the skills-based system that President Trump is proposing.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with Senator Lindsey Graham’s assessment last week that “we have a perfect storm brewing at the border because of a series of broken and outdated laws related to asylum and children.” Just 24% disagree with the South Carolina Republican’s statement, but nearly as many (21%) are undecided. Graham introduced a major immigration reform package in the Senate last week. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 16 and 19, 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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