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US Poll Reveals Strong Support for Increased Border Security and Stricter Asylum Rules

A recent survey conducted by the Associated Press and the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago reveals a significant number of American voters are leaning towards stricter immigration control measures. 

The poll highlights a growing concern over illegal immigration and compares public opinion on various solutions proposed.

A notable majority of those polled showed strong support for boosting the number of officers patrolling the border. 

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Credit: DepositPhotos – The Texas National Guard monitors the border between Mexico and the United States to prevent migrants from entering the country irregularly to seek asylum. — Photo by Laflota

The data indicates that 79% of Republican respondents, along with over half of Democrats (54%) and independents (56%), are in favor of increasing border patrol personnel.

Another significant finding from the poll is that voters want fewer immigrants to be allowed to enter the U.S. border. 

Over half of the participants (53%) supported this proposal, while only 24% were against it and 23% remained neutral.

However, Trump’s border wall only has an overall support of 42%. 

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Credits: DepositPhotos – 04-01-2022 three men jump the wall that divides Mexico from the United States on the border between Ciudad Jurez and El Paso Texas — Photo by Laflota

While 79% of Republicans supported the wall, only 12% of Democrats did. 

Support among independent voters was relatively divided.

The importance of immigration issues to American voters is underscored by the poll’s findings, with a significant majority of Republicans (75%), a substantial portion of independents (52%), and nearly half of Democrats (46%) considering it a highly important topic.

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research conducted the survey between March 21 and March 25, sampling the opinions of 1,282 adults across the country. 

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