Voters Like Legal Immigration, but 79% Say Illegal Immigration Bad

Perhaps the most important fact required to understand the politics of immigration is to recognize that voters see a huge difference between legal and illegal immigration.

Seventy-one percent (71%) believe legal immigration is good for the nation. At the same time, however, 79% believe illegal immigration is bad. A majority or plurality of just about every demographic group sees this important distinction between legal and illegal immigration. In other words, voters recognize our heritage both as a nation of immigrants and a nation of law.

That resistance to illegal immigration leads 60% favor sending U.S. military troops to the southern border of the United States to prevent people from entering the country illegally.

Tomorrow (Thursday) We will be releasing some additional polling data on the migrant caravan approaching the United States.

Posted in Deeper Currents

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