Most Voters Still Favor Employer Sanctions, Police Checks to Fight Illegal Immigration
Most voters continue to favor stronger border control over legalizing the illegal immigrants already here. They also remain strongly supportive of tough sanctions on employers who hire these illegal immigrants and of automatic immigration checks during routine police traffic stops.
Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe gaining control of the border is more important when it comes to immigration reform. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 34% consider legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in the United States more important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 2, 2013 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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