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Toplines - Immigration - October 22, 2008

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National 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 United States?

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?

56% Agree

27% Disagree
17% Not sure

3*Is the federal government doing enough to secure the border and reduce illegal immigration?

12% Yes

74% No

14% Not sure

4* Is it possible to end illegal immigration?

35% Yes

52% No

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?

26% Angry

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