What the polls say... and why the politicians ignore their constituents

Poll after poll reveals that Americans want our border secured and guestworker numbers restricted. Polls show that a majority of Americans believe that the federal government actually encourages illegal immigration.

Americans know what they want, but Rubio and his gang are trying to cram amnesty for illegal aliens down America's throat. Why would they possibly want to bring in more and more foreign job seekers into our weak economy? Perhaps it is because:

  • Every amnestied illegal alien is an "undocumented Democrat".
  • Republicans want an unending stream of cheap foreign workers for their corporate sponsors.
  • Amnesty will guarantee an expanding base of consumers for corporate interests, who won't have to compete among a static customer base.
  • An amnesty is part of a greater push to form a unified, borderless North American trading hemisphere.

Below are some Rasmussen polling results:

If Border Is Secured, 38% Still Want to Decrease Legal Immigration
May 14, 2013

...just 26% of American Adults think the nmber of immigrants [illegal aliens?] allowed to enter the country legally should be increased if the government actually secures the border and prevents illegal immigration. But 38% believe the government should decrease the level of legal immigration if the border is really secured, while 24% feel the level should be left unchanged.

75% oppose granting drivers' licenses to illegal aliens.
July, 2010

And 71% say that when police officers pull someone over for a traffic violation, they should routinely check to see if that person is in the country legally. 59% believe that if an illegal immigrant is discovered in this manner, they should be deported.

56% Think Illegals Outnumber Legal Immigrants Each Year
May 9, 2013

56% of American Adults believe there are more illegal immigrants than legal immigrants in a typical year. Only 14% think there are more legal immigrants coming in. But 30% are not sure. 

Only 38% Think Immigration Reform Law Even Somewhat Likely to Pass This Year
May 08, 2013

Voters aren’t overly optimistic that Congress will pass an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws this year. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s at least somewhat likely that the House and Senate will pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation and it will be signed into law by President Obama this year. But 52% consider that unlikely. This includes just eight percent (8%) who say major immigration reform is Very Likely this year and 15% who say it’s Not At All Likely. Ten percent (10%) are not sure.

54% Think Mexico Should Compensate U.S. for Costs of Illegal Immigration
May 06, 2013

Just 30% of Americans view Mexico as an ally of the United States. Eight percent (8%) see the southern neighbor as an enemy. A bare majority (52%) thinks Mexico is somewhere in between the two.

69% Favor Use of U.S. Military on Border to Keep Mexican Drug Violence Out
April 08, 2013

Voters remain more concerned about Mexican drug violence coming to this country than they are about illegal immigration, and most favor use of the U.S. military on the border to prevent it. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 34% of Likely U.S. Voters are more concerned about illegal immigration. Fifty-seven percent (57%) worry more about drug violence. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Those figures are little changed from four years ago. 

57% Think U.S. Should Continue Building a Fence Along Mexican Border
April 09, 2013

57% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States should continue building a border fence, while 29% disagree. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure if the government should keep building a fence along the Mexican border. 

Just 26% Support Immigration Plan Without Tougher Border Control

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Likely U.S. Voters favor an immigration plan that gives illegal immigrants legal status to stay in the United States provided the border is really secured to prevent future illegal immigration. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 25% are opposed to this plan.

73% Think States Should Set Guest Worker Limits
March 25, 2013

Seventy-percent (70%) of Likely U.S. Voters support a guest worker program that would allow workers to stay in the United States temporarily if they have a job. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 20% are opposed.

58% Think Federal Government Encourages Illegal Immigration
June 27, 2012

58% of Likely U.S. Voters think the policies and practices of the federal government encourage illegal immigration. Just 24% disagree, while 18% more are undecided.


See more poll results at FAIR, including polls by state.