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Rasmussen Poll: Voters Angry Over Immigration

By Jim Meyers   |   Friday, 22 Aug 2008 01:43 PM

About 70 percent of voters believe that controlling the U.S. borders is more important than legalizing illegal immigrants, a new Rasmussen Reports national phone survey reveals.

Only 21 percent think legalization is more important.

Three out of four respondents said the government is not doing enough to secure the borders, while just 14 percent said the government’s efforts are sufficient.

Backers of Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain in the presidential race have differing views on immigration, Rasmussen found.

Among likely McCain voters, 86 percent believe gaining control of the borders is more important than legalizing undocumented workers; only 53 percent of likely Obama voters feel that way.

Nearly half of McCain supporters say they are angry about the current immigration situation, compared to just 19 percent for Obama backers.

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