Rasmussen Poll: Majority Think Government Not Aggressive Enough in Deporting Illegals

This sounds pretty good: over half of voters polled think the Administration isn’t deporting enthusiastically enough.

52% Say U.S. Not Aggressive Enough in Deportations; 14% Say Too Aggressive, Rasmussen Reports, April 30, 2014

The Obama administration is considering a reduction in the number of illegal immigrants it deports, pending passage of an immigration reform plan now stalled in Congress. But most voters still believe the federal government is not aggressive enough in this area already and should not halt deportations while it waits on Congress to act.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 14% of Likely U.S. Voters think the U.S. government is too aggressive in deporting those who are in this country illegally. Fifty-two percent (52%) believe the government is not aggressive enough in deporting illegal immigrants. Twenty-two percent (22%) view the current number of deportations as about right. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

However, a similar poll in December found 60 percent thought there should be more repatriations.

Interestingly, the more recent poll question specified the number of deports: “2* The U.S. government has deported nearly two million illegal immigrants since Barack Obama became president.”

The December poll didn’t give a number of deportations, just asked the questions.

So did including the number of deportations make a difference in the survey outcome? Maybe two million sounds like a lot, even though it is over five years. Or has all the whining about separating families and such silliness had an effect?

It’s a question.