When people enter the United States illegally, 68% of voters believe it leads to an increase in federal spending and deficits. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 14% disagree and 18% are not sure.
Eighty-five percent (85%) of voters who prefer Trump-like policies believe illegal immigration leads to higher government spending and deficits. That view is shared by 74% of those who prefer traditional Republican policies, 60% of traditional Democrats, and 53% of Sanders’ Democrats.
The survey also found that 60% of voters believe illegal immigration leads to increased crime.
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Which of the following best describes your views on immigration:
17% Both legal and illegal immigration are bad for the United States
61% Legal immigration is good for the United States, but illegal immigration is bad
12% Both legal and illegal immigration are good for the United States
10% Not sure
When people enter the United States illegally, does it lead to an increase in federal spending and deficits?
18% Not sure
Okay… When people enter the United States illegally, does it lead to an increase in crime?
20% Not sure
The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on October 25-27, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. 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.