Support Grows for State Enforcement of Immigration Laws
Most voters continue to believe the federal government is not interested in stopping illegal immigration, and support for state rather than federal enforcement of immigration laws is now at its highest level in several years.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters still think that the policies and practices of the federal government encourage people to enter the United States illegally. Just half that many (27%) disagree, while 18% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 5 and 8, 2015 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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