Rasmussen Poll: Voters Think Government Supports Illegal Immigration

illegal aliens continue to pour into America, despite Washington’s claims of border security.

“An increasing percentage of voters now believe that Washington acts in support of open borders and unlawful entrance of foreigners, in comparison with polling last fall.

Most Voters Say Government Encourages Illegal Immigration Rasmussen Reports, September 27, 2010

While the headlines have cooled a bit in recent weeks, voters feel more strongly than ever that the federal government is encouraging illegal immigration and that states like Arizona have the answer to the problem.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the policies and practices of the federal government encourage people to enter the United States illegally, up six points from October of last year.

Only 23% disagree and think the federal government is not encouraging illegal immigration, but another 16% are not sure.

Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters now favor passage of an immigration law like Arizona’s in their own state, despite the U.S. Justice Department’s highly-publicized lawsuit challenging the law in court. That’s a four-point increase from late July. Twenty-six percent (26%) oppose such a law in their state.


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