California last week became the latest – and biggest – state to authorize driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. But most voters still strongly oppose letting illegal immigrants drive legally in their state.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Likely U.S. Voters think illegal immigrants should not be eligible for driver’s licenses in their state. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 22% favor allowing illegal immigrants to get licenses in their home state.
The poll takers were asked the following questions:
1* Is the federal government making too much of an effort to identify and deport illegal immigrants in this country, not enough of an effort, or about the right amount of effort?
2* Should illegal immigrants be eligible for driver’s licenses in your state?
3* Will allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses help or hurt public safety, or will it have no impact?
4* If a family is not in this country legally, should their children be allowed to attend public schools?
5* Should illegal immigrants be eligible for in-state tuition at colleges and universities in your state?
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 4-5, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.