Toplines - NUSA West Virginia - November 16-17, 2021
Conducted November 16-17, 2021
By Rasmussen Reports
200,000 foreign migrants have been illegally crossing the border from Mexico
each month. Are you very concerned, somewhat concerned, not very concerned, or
not concerned at all about that level?
at all concerned
1% Not sure
federal government doing about as much as it should to control the border with
Mexico, or should it adopt stricter policies to reduce the flow of illegal
21% It is doing about as much as it should
70% It should adopt stricter policies
9% Not sure
most people who cross that border with Mexico illegally be returned to Mexico
or allowed to live and work in the US until requested to appear in court?
to live and work in the US until a court date
7% Not sure
is debating Pres. Biden's Build Back Better plan. Congressional Democrats hope
to pass the nearly $2 trillion dollar legislation through the budget
reconciliation process to avoid a filibuster from Senate Republicans. How
closely are you following this news?
at all closely
2% Not sure
general, do you support or oppose the Build Back Better legislation?
17% Not sure
the U.S. House of Representatives have added a provision to the Build Back
Better bill that would offer 10 years of work permits and legal status to
approximately 8 million illegal immigrants. Opponents say this would encourage
more illegal crossings at the border, while supporters say it won't make much
difference. What seems more likely to you?
would encourage more illegal border crossings
won't make much difference
9% Not sure
the following four positions is closest to your own view: 1. You support
the 10-year amnesty for illegal immigrants in the Build Back Better Bill, 2.
you support the amnesty only if it includes additional provisions to stop
future illegal immigration, 3. no amnesty should be considered until the border
is under control, or 4. you oppose amnesty under any condition?
the 10-year amnesty in the Build Back Better bill
the amnesty only if it includes provisions to stop future illegal immigration
amnesty should be considered until the border is under control
amnesty under any condition
6% Not sure
be more inclined to vote for a member of Congress who supported work permits
for approximately 8 million illegal immigrants without addressing the current level
of illegal border crossings, or would you be less likely, or would it not make
be more likely to vote for a member of Congress who supported work permits for
the 8 million illegal immigrants
65% Would be less likely to vote for a member
of Congress who supported work permits for the 8 million illegal immigrants
12% Would not make much difference
4% Not sure
to control illegal immigration, should the government mandate that all
employers use the federal electronic E-Verify system to help ensure that they
hire only legal workers for U.S. jobs?
16% Not sure
favor legal immigrants being allowed to bring with them only a spouse and minor
children, or do you favor them also eventually bringing in other adult
relatives in a process that can include extended family and their spouses'
63% Favor legal immigrants being allowed to
bring with them only a spouse and minor children
19% Favor them also eventually bringing in
other adult relatives in a process that can include extended family and their
18% Not sure
favor allowing illegal border crossers and visa overstays to eventually bring
in their adult relatives that can include extended family and their spouses'
12% Not sure
businesses say they are having trouble finding Americans to take jobs in construction,
manufacturing, hospitality and other service work,
what is generally best for the country?
Is it better for businesses to raise the pay and try harder to recruit
non-working Americans even if it causes prices to rise, or is it better for the
government to bring in new foreign workers to help keep business costs and
63% Better for businesses to raise the pay and
try harder to recruit non-working Americans even if it causes prices to rise
16% Better for the government to bring in new
foreign workers to help keep business costs and prices down
21% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling
Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence