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58% Favor Cutting Off Federal Funds for Sanctuary Cities

Fifty-eight percent (58%) of voters nationwide favor cutting off federal funds for “sanctuary cities” that offer protection to illegal immigrants. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 29% are opposed. Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney proposed such a plan earlier this week. By a 71% to 16% margin, voters also favor a proposal that would require all foreign visitors to carry a universal identification card as proposed by another GOP Presidential hopeful, Rudy Giuliani. Seventy-four percent (74%) also favor the creation and funding of a central database to track all foreign visitors in the United States.

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This national telephone survey of 800 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports August 15-16, 2007. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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