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GOP Wants More Deportations of Illegal Immigrants; Democrats Don’t

Federal immigration authorities began a major deportation operation this past weekend, and for Republicans it’s long overdue. But Democrats disagree and don’t like the way the Trump administration is cracking down on illegal immigration.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that a plurality (47%) of all Likely U.S. Voters think the federal government is not aggressive enough in deporting those who are in this country illegally. Thirty-three percent (33%) say it’s too aggressive, while 13% rate the current number of deportations as about right. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 11 and 14, 2019 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.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 11 and 14, 2019 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.

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