72% Want Immigration Policy To Favor Those With Skills to Help Economy

Seventy-two percent (72%) of voters support an immigration policy that favors people with skills that could benefit the economy. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 28% believe the higher priority should be for granting legal status to people with relatives in the United States.

Giving priority to needed skills over family is favored by 78% of Republicans, 72% of Independents, and 65% of Democrats (see crosstab results).

The survey also found that 69% believe the federal government should hire more workers to help speed up the application process for people trying to enter the U.S. legally. On that point, 16% disagree and 15% are not sure.

Generally speaking, eight-out-of-ten voters believe legal immigration is good for the United States while a similar number believe illegal immigration is bad.

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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted August 20-21, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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