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Poll Finds Voters Want More Enforcement and Less Rewards for Illegal Aliens

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A poll released today by Rasmussen found that likely American voters disagree with President Obama on several issues, including immigration enforcement, birthright citizenship, and executive amnesty overall.

When asked if “the U.S. government is too aggressive or not aggressive enough” in deporting illegal aliens, an overwhelming 62% of respondents indicated that the federal government was “not aggressive enough.” That figure is up from 52% a year ago and 56% last November. Only 16% of respondents thought the government was too aggressive and 15% thought the number is just right when it comes to deporting illegal aliens.

When the poll asked whether children of illegal aliens born in the United States should “automatically become a citizen of the United States”, 54% of respondents indicated that the children should not. Only 38% of likely voters believe that newborns of illegal aliens should receive automatic citizenship.

The poll also found that a plurality of American voters are opposed to President Obama’s plan to grant amnesty and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal aliens. 47% of respondents think that Congress should try to find ways to stop the president’s plan, while 41% believe Congress should allow the plan to proceed.

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 1-2, 2015 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.

Read the full Rasmussen Report poll

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