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Voters Support Labeling MS-13 Gang a Terrorist Group

Monday, April 24, 2017

Following a spate of  violent murders in Long Island suspected to be at the hands of the MS-13 street gang, Attorney General Jeff Sessions pushed for labeling the gang as a terrorist organization in an effort to crack down on illegal immigration. Voters support the move, but aren’t so convinced it will cut down on violent crime in the United States.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a proposal that designates the nationwide MS-13 criminal gang a terrorist organization, while just 17% oppose such a proposal. Another 35%, however, are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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