An increasing percentage of voters now believe that Washington acts in support of open borders and unlawful entrance of foreigners, in comparison with polling last fall.
Perhaps the government’s legal attack against Arizona for doing the job of border defense has led credence to that viewpoint…
Most Voters Say Government Encourages Illegal Immigration Rasmussen Reports, September 27, 2010
While the headlines have cooled a bit in recent weeks, voters feel more strongly than ever that the federal government is encouraging illegal immigration and that states like Arizona have the answer to the problem.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the policies and practices of the federal government encourage people to enter the United States illegally, up six points from October of last year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Only 23% disagree and think the federal government is not encouraging illegal immigration, but another 16% are not sure.
Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters now favor passage of an immigration law like Arizona’s in their own state, despite the U.S. Justice Department’s highly-publicized lawsuit challenging the law in court. That’s a four-point increase from late July. Twenty-six percent (26%) oppose such a law in their state.