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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
HomePollsPoll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Illegal Immigrants Voting, Even in Local Elections

Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Illegal Immigrants Voting, Even in Local Elections

High school students gather to protest in opposition of Donald Trump's presidential election victory outside of City Hall in San Francisco in November 2016. (Photo: AP)
High school students gather to protest in opposition of Donald Trump's presidential election victory outside of City Hall in San Francisco in November 2016. (Photo: AP)

High school students gather to protest in opposition of Donald Trump’s presidential election victory outside of City Hall in San Francisco in November 2016. (Photo: AP)

The liberal city of San Francisco began registering illegal immigrants to register to vote in the November election for the city school board, reported The San Francisco Chronicle. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds the idea of allowing non-citizens to vote is very unpopular.

When asked, “Should illegal immigrants be allowed to vote if they can prove that they live in this country and pay taxes?” a whopping 59% of likely voters said no, while just 35% disagreed.

Only 28% of men supported the idea, while more than two-thirds (67%) opposed it. Women are also opposed — by a 41% to 53% margin — though are more likely than men to support it.

Democrats support the idea by a 54% to 37% margin, but Republicans and voters unaffiliated with either party are adamantly opposed, 77% to 18% and 66% to 30%, respectively.

When asked, “Do you or favor oppose letting illegal immigrants vote for local officials in the area where you live? ” an even larger 62% said no, while just 31% disagreed. Again, men were more likely than women to oppose the idea, though both genders solidly do oppose it.

An identical percentage of men (28%) support allowing illegal immigrants to vote for local officials in the area they live, while more than two-thirds (69%) are opposed. Women are also opposed — by a 34% to 57% margin — a larger disparity.

Democrats again support this idea by a 53% to 40% margin, but Republicans and voters unaffiliated with either party are solidly opposed, 83% to 15% and 67% to 22%, respectively.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted July 19 and 22, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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Staff Writing Group

Led by R. D. Baris, the People's Pundit, the PPD Elections Staff conducts polling and covers news about latest polls, election results and election data.

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