Voters increasingly believe that illegal immigration is a major problem, and few feel the government is doing enough to handle it.
A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows 68 percent of American voters believe that illegal immigration is a serious problem in America today. The poll also shows that 43 percent of voters consider illegal immigration to be a “very serious” problem.
As noted by Rasmussen, the new poll compares to 80% and 50% respectively in August 2015 and suggests that President Trump’s focus on the problem has lessened voter concern somewhat.
A minority of respondents thirty-two percent (32%) now say illegal immigration is not a serious problem, but that includes only nine percent (9%) who say it’s Not At All Serious.
1* How serious a problem is illegal immigration in America today? 2* Is the government doing too much or too little to stop illegal immigration? Or is the level of action about right?
The revelations from the latest Rasmussen poll came as earlier in June a Gallup poll revealed Immigration and Illegal aliens as the number two problem facing the U.S.
The Gallup poll showed 14 percent of Americans consider Immigration and Illegal aliens to be the top problem facing the U.S., Gallup noted that the “14% mentioning immigration is one of the highest levels Gallup has recorded in the past 12 years.”
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 26-27, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.