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Poll: Support Declining for Legal Action Against Sanctuary Cities

Poll: Support Declining for Legal Action Against Sanctuary Cities
Protesters demonstrate against Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Portland, Oregon on Sept. 19, 2017, outside the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services where he was due to talk about sanctuary city policies with law enforcement officials. (Alex Milan Tracy/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 25 October 2017 01:39 PM

Support for legal action against sanctuary cities is on the decline, according to a survey released Wednesday by Rasmussen Reports.

The survey asked about voters' opinions on sanctuary cities or states, those that provide sanctuary for illegal immigrants:

In the survey:

  • 42 percent think the U.S. Justice Department should take legal action against the areas— down from 50 percent in 2016 and 62 percent in 2015.
  • 45 percent do not think the department should take legal action—up from 38 percent in 2016.

As to the question of whether sanctuary communities are safe, more than one-third of those who took the Rasmussen survey believe the areas are less safe than those that do not protect illegal immigrants.

  • 36 percent believe sanctuary communities are less safe.
  • 36 percent believe they are equally as safe.
  • 18 percent believe sanctuary communities are safer.
  • 10 percent have not decided.

The survey was conducted among 1,000 likely U.S. voters on Oct. 22 and 23, with a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points, with a 95 percent level of confidence, the poll report said.

The murder trial in the death of Kate Steinle, which sparked the sanctuary cities debate, began Monday, according to CBS News.

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