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Illegal Immigration Is Bigger Worry for GOP, Unaffiliateds Than for Democrats

Illegal Immigration Is Bigger Worry for GOP, Unaffiliateds Than for Democrats

Voters continue to believe illegal immigration is a major problem, and few feel the government is doing enough to handle it.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 68% of Likely U.S. Voters think illegal immigration is a serious problem in America today, with 43% who consider it Very Serious. However, this compares to 80% and 50% respectively in August 2015 and suggests that President Trump's focus on the problem has lessened voter concern somewhat. Thirty-two percent (32%) now say illegal immigration is not a serious problem, but that includes only nine percent (9%) who say it's Not At All Serious. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 26-27, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 26-27, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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