77 percent see illegal immigration as a problem
Politicians may be sanguine about the surge across America's borders, but voters aren't. A new Rasmussen Reports survey says, "A growing number of voters consider illegal immigration a serious problem and believe controlling the border is the most important thing the government can do, even if using the military is necessary."This is an issue that should hurt Democrats in 2016, because of their support for amnesty. Republicans need to find a way to appeal to the majority sentiment. That makes Jeb Bush's job much tougher.
That's quite a statement, but Rasmussen backs it up with numbers. Fully 77% of the 1,000 likely U.S. voters that Rasmussen polled say that illegal immigration is a serious problem. Only 19% say that it's not. And 63% think that gaining control of the border is more important than "legalizing the status of undocumented workers" already here.
Two things jump out: One, 58% of Americans believe that providing a pathway to citizenship for those already here will serve as a magnet for future illegal immigration. And 63% say that the military should be used to prevent illegal immigration along our border with Mexico.