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51% Oppose Senate Plan to Triple Legal Immigration

Friday, January 17, 2014

Most voters still see legal immigration as good for America, but one-in-three favor cutting the number of legal immigrants to this country even if the border is totally secured to prevent illegal immigration. Just over half oppose a plan passed by the U.S. Senate to triple legal immigration over the next 10 years.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 64% of Likely U.S. voters consider immigration, when done within the law, to be good for America. That’s down only slightly from 68% in March of last year. Twenty-three percent (23%) view legal immigration as bad for the United States. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on January 15-16, 2014. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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