Toplines - Immigration - October 22, 2008
Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted October 22, 2008
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Which is more important… gaining control of the border or
legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in the
62% Gaining control of the border
29% Legalizing the status of undocumented workers
9% Not sure
2* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals, and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome. Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?
17% Not sure
3*Is the federal government doing enough to secure the border and reduce illegal immigration?
14% Not sure
4* Is it possible to end illegal immigration?
13% Not sure
5* Does the current immigration situation make you angry, mildly frustrated, or is it just one of many issues you have an opinion about?
28% Mildly frustrated
43% Just one of many issues
3% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence