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Most Still Oppose Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Massachusetts legislators are close to voting on whether to join the 13 states that now let illegal immigrants get legal driver’s licenses. While support continues to grow among voters nationally, most still oppose allowing such a policy where they live.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 35% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe illegal immigrants should be eligible for driver’s licenses in their state. That’s up from 28% two years ago and the highest finding in surveys since 2007. Fifty-seven percent (57%) still oppose making illegal immigrants eligible for licenses where they live, but that’s down from 77% 12 years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 5 and 8, 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. See methodology.

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