32% Favor Amnesty for Just About All Illegal Immigrants; 42% Oppose

Thirty-two percent (32%) of voters believe all, or just about all, illegal immigrants living in the United States should be granted amnesty and allowed to remain in the country. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 42% disagree and oppose a general amnesty while 26% are not sure.

Democrats, by a 50% to 22% margin, favor amnesty for just about all illegal immigrants. Republicans, by a 65% to 18% margin are opposed to amnesty. Among independent voters, 24% favor amnesty, 36% are opposed, and 41% are not sure.

White voters tend to oppose amnesty while Black and Hispanic voters tend to favor it.

Polls have consistently shown strong support for allowing “dreamers” to remain in the country. However, for many voters, the question of how to treat those already living in the country is something to be considered only after the border is secured.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen from August 10-11, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Respondents were selected from a list of Registered Voters and through a process of Random Digital Engagement. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

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