While there is strong support for allowing children brought into the United States illegally by their parents to remain in the U.S., the same attitude does not extend to their parents. Thirty-seven percent (37%) of voters believe the parents should be allowed to remain. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 38% disagree and say they should not while 25% are unsure.
There is a significant generation gap on this topic. Forty-eight percent (48%) of those under 50 believe the parents should be allowed to remain. Among older voters, just 26% hold that view.
Fifty-four percent (54%) of Democrats believe the parents should be allowed to remain. Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Republicans agree along with 17% of Republicans.
Sixty-two percent (62%) of Hispanic voters believe the parents should be allowed to remain along with 50% of Black voters and 31% of White Voters (see question wording and results).
This national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted September 4-5, 2018 for ScottRasmussen.com by HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the Demographic profile of our sample). The Margin of Error is +/- 3.1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
Related data released earlier showed that 51% of voters see a clear distinction between legal and illegal immigration. Legal immigration is generally seen as good for the country while illegal immigration is generally seen as bad.
Immigration is seen by voters as one of the top issues on the Supreme Court Agenda.
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