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Half of Voters Agree: U.S. Immigration Laws Are the Worst; Shutdown Isn’t the Solution

In a speech earlier this week, President Trump said, “It’s time we had proper border security. We’re the laughingstock of the world. We have the worst immigration laws anywhere in the world.” While nearly half of voters agree with the president’s statement, they’re not convinced that shutting down the government until Congress passes immigration reform that includes a wall along the border is the way to go.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that nearly half (48%) of all U.S. Likely Voters agree with Trump’s statement comparing U.S. immigration laws to those around the world, but nearly as many (44%) disagree. It’s important to note the question did not mention who made the statement. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 31-August 1, 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 U.S. Voters was conducted on July 31-August 1, 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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