National Survey of
1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted April 27-28, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about illegal immigration?
42% Somewhat closely
19% Not very closely
4% Not at all
2% Not sure
2* The U.S. government has deported nearly two million illegal immigrants since Barack Obama became president. Is the U.S. government too aggressive or not aggressive enough in deporting those who are in this country illegally? Or is the number of deportations about right?
14% Too aggressive
52% Not aggressive enough
22% The number of deportations is about right
11% Not sure
3* Should the government stop deporting illegal immigrants until Congress passes a comprehensive immigration reform plan?
19% Not sure
4* Should those who are now in this country illegally be granted legal status right away or should that come only after the border is secured?
16% They should be granted legal status right away
68% That should come only after the border is secured
16% Not sure
5* How concerned are you that efforts to identify and deport illegal immigrants will also end up violating the civil rights of some U.S. citizens?
31% Somewhat concerned
30% Not very concerned
11% Not at all concerned
4% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence