Poll: 48% of Likely Voters Now Say Gov’t Not Doing Enough to Stop Illegal Immigration

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | January 11, 2019 | 12:13 PM EST


Nearly half (48%) of likely voters in the U.S. now think the government is doing too little to stop illegal immigration, new survey findings released by Rasmussen Reports Friday show.

According to its national survey of 1,000 likely voters, conducted Jan. 8-9, 2019, about two-thirds consider illegal immigration a serious problem facing the country, Rasmussen says, referencing the partial government shutdown caused by President Donald Trump’s border wall budget battle with Democrats:

“In the midst of a government shutdown over disagreements about building a border wall, two-out-of-three voters still think illegal immigration is a serious issue, but nearly half of voters think the government isn’t working hard enough to stop it.”

The percentage of likely voters who say the government is doing too little to stop illegal immigration has jumped five points since August, while the percentage who feel its doing too much dropped by sic points, Rasmussen says:

“Is the government doing too much or too little to stop illegal immigration? Or is the level of action about right?”

Too Little: 48%, up from 43% in August,

Too Much: 28%, down from 34% in August

Less than one in five (17%) said what the government is doing to combat illegal immigration is “about right."

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