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A recent Rasmussen poll finds that support for the Senate immigration bill has dropped. Only 50% of likely voters now favor a plan to give legal status to illegal aliens, even if the border is secured to prevent future illegal immigration. This figure is down from 60% less than three weeks ago. The figure drops to 39% when voters were asked if they support a plan that only cuts the flow of illegal immigration by 50%. 

These results come after the Congressional Budget Office estimated last week that the Senate immigration bill would only stop the flow by 50%.  

The Gang of Eight immigration reform bill, which grants amnesty to 11 million illegal aliens, passed the Senate last month and is now before the House of Representatives.  

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Monday that the House does not intend to take up the Senate bill and will be developing its own immigration bill.  

Read more about the poll at Rasmussen Reports.  

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Updated: Fri, Jul 12th 2013 @ 1:12pm EDT