Even worse for the DNC: Just 35% think amnesty is the cure.
(Rasmussen) – Voters remain seriously worried about illegal immigration and still think stricter border control is the best way to stop it. But slightly fewer voters believe providing a pathway to citizenship will encourage more illegal immigrants to come.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 80% of Likely U.S. Voters regard illegal immigration as a serious problem in America today, with 50% who describe it as a Very Serious one. Twenty percent (20%) don’t consider illegal immigration a serious problem, but that includes only five percent (5%) who say it’s Not At All Serious. These attitudes have changed little since the first of the year.
By comparison, 63% say global warming is a serious problem, with 35% who view it as Very Serious.
When it comes to immigration reform, 58% of voters continue to think gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in the United States. That’s down from April’s recent high of 63% but generally in line with surveys over the past three years. Thirty-five percent (35%) say it’s more important to grant legal status to those already living here, up five points from April.