The latest Rasmussen Reports poll shows Americans are having serious concerns about illegal immigration, alluding to a growing desire to police the Mexican-American border.
In the latest poll, Rasmussen determined that 63 percent of likely U.S. voters believe that a U.S. military presence should be used to control the influx of illegal immigrants. According to Rasmussen:
“[Voters who want military on the border is] up from 57% in January and is the highest finding since December 2012. Just 26% disagree, while 12% are undecided.”
Rasmussen also found that an identical 63 percent also believe that securing the border is of higher precedence than legalizing the status of illegal immigrants already living within the U.S.
“It is the highest level of support for border control since December 2011.”
In addition to the latest figure concerning border policy, a whopping 72 percent place blame on President Obama's executive actions for encouraging an increase in illegal immigration to the United States.
Immigration has been a major focus of the early 2016 presidential candidates. Candidates like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have been vocal about immigration reform and policing the southern border with Mexico.