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Toplines - Sanctuary Cities - October 28-29, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted October 28-29, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about cities that provide sanctuary for illegal immigrants?

28% Very closely
37% Somewhat closely

24% Not very closely
8% Not at all
2% Not sure

2* In sanctuary cities, some illegal immigrants are not turned over to federal immigration authorities unless they are convicted of committing a felony crime. Do you favor or oppose the creation of sanctuary cities?

13% Favor
68% Oppose
19% Not sure

3* Do you favor or oppose a cutoff of federal and state government funds to cities that provide sanctuary to illegal immigrants?

49% Favor
33% Oppose
18% Not sure

4* Do sanctuary policies that protect illegal immigrants lead to an increase in crime?

50% Yes
20% No
30% Not sure


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence