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Gallup: No Surge in Support for Lower Immigration Levels

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By    |   Wednesday, 24 Aug 2016 01:58 PM

There's no evidence of a surge in the number of Americans demanding lower immigration levels — with an equal share of voters backing levels as they are, and slashing them, a new poll shows.

The Gallup survey released Wednesday finds 38 percent saying immigration levels should be decreased, and 38 percent supporting present levels.

The number of those who think immigration levels should increase has edged down to 21 percent, according to the poll.

Compared with the same poll a year ago, demand for decreased immigration is up 4 percentage points, while calls for increased immigration is down 4 points. Support for immigration to be kept steady is down 2 points.

The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Gallup noted that its questions did not specify whether it was talking about legal or illegal immigration.

Immigration has been the cornerstone issue of the GOP presidential campaign of nominee Donald Trump, including proposals to restrict legal immigration among those from regions with a history of exporting terrorism, an ideology test for Muslims and a wall on America's southern border along Mexico.

But Trump said he'd be open to "softening" some of his proposed immigration strictures "because we’re not looking to hurt people."

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