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Half of Voters Want Tightly Controlled Borders

Half of Voters Want Tightly Controlled Borders

Voters have stronger faith in the government’s efforts to tighten border security these days than they did in the past, but  they still believe more can be done - especially Republicans.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 36% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the federal government is doing enough to secure the border and reduce illegal immigration. Just 11% felt that way in December 2008. Forty-eight percent (48%) feel the government is not doing enough to secure the country’s borders, down from 74% in 2008. Another 15% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 25-26, 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 June 25-26, 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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