GOP presidential candidates should take note of this Rasmussen poll.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of Likely U.S. Voters say it is more important to gain control of the border than to legalize the status of those already living illegally in the United States. Twenty-eight percent (28%) feel legalizing the status of illegal immigrants is more important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Fifty-seven percent (57%) favor a welcoming immigration policy that is designed to keep out only national security threats, criminals and those who come here to live off our welfare system. Twenty-eight percent (28%) disagree with this kind of immigration policy, while 14% are undecided.