A national survey of 1,000 midterm voters conducted after the 2018 elections found that 53% of voters want to reduce legal immigration from its current level of more than 1 million per year, while only 30% of voters think immigration should be increased.

By a 2-to-1 margin, voters also oppose a proposal from Congress that would give amnesty to DACA recipients in exchange for funding a border wall without reducing legal immigration and mandating E-Verify.