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Majority in Poll Oppose Obama Executive Amnesty Action

Majority in Poll Oppose Obama Executive Amnesty Action
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By    |   Tuesday, 18 November 2014 01:28 PM

The majority of American voters say they oppose any plan by President Barack Obama to take executive action on immigration which could grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants and extend to them the possibility of getting work permits, a new poll has found.

According to a Rasmussen Reports survey conducted Nov. 16-17 of 1,000 likely voters, 53 percent say they oppose the president taking unilateral action. Thirty-four percent of respondents say they support such a plan, while 13 percent are undecided.

A breakdown by party shows that an overwhelming percentage of Republicans, 78 percent, are opposed to executive action that might end deportation for millions of immigrants, while 52 percent of unaffiliated voters oppose it. However, a majority of Democrats, 52 percent, support the president taking action.

The poll also found that a majority of people believe the Obama administration isn't doing enough to deport illegal immigrants.

Fifty-six percent of those surveyed said the U.S. government is not aggressive enough in sending illegal immigrants back home, an increase from 52 percent in April. Just 16 percent said they think the government's deportation policy is too aggressive, while 17 percent think the number of deportations is about right. Eleven percent are unsure.

An analysis by party affiliation showed that 81 percent of Republicans and 56 percent of non-affiliated voters believe the administration's current deportation policies are not aggressive enough. Just 33 percent of Democrats agree.

The findings are consistent with a poll released Monday that showed that most people oppose executive action on immigration. 
In the USA Today survey, 46 percent say the president should wait for the new Republican-controlled Congress to act, and 42 percent say he should take action now. Another 10 percent are unconvinced either way. 

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The majority of American voters say they oppose any plan by President Barack Obama to take executive action on immigration which could grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants and extend to them the possibility of getting work permits, a new poll has found.
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