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Voters Favor Prosecuting Mayor Who Warned Illegals About ICE Raid

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf recently warned illegal immigrants in her city of a pending crackdown by federal immigration authorities, and federal officials now say that a number of violent criminal aliens escaped capture and deportation as a result. The U.S. Justice Department is considering legal action against Schaaf, and voters tend to support that move.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters think the U.S. Justice Department should seek obstruction of justice charges against the mayor for notifying illegal immigrants in her city that federal immigration authorities were about to conduct operations there. Thirty-six percent (36%) oppose prosecuting the mayor, but 16% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on March 1 & 4, 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 March 1 & 4, 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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