Recent Immigration Polls

June 22, 2013

National Polls

1. Poll finds little support for GOP who favor S. 744 bill to increase immigrant workers and give work permits to illegal aliens. June 21, 2013. [Pulse Opinion Research survey of 1,000 likely voters, conducted on June 17, 2013]

2. CNN Poll: 62% Say Border Security Needs to be First Priority in Immigration Policy.  June 18, 2013. [Poll conducted June 11-13, 2013]

3. Washington Post/ABC poll: Only 18 percent support Gang of Eight approach to illegal immigration.   Friday, May 24, 2013. [Poll conducted May 16-19, 2013]

4.Rasmussen Poll of March 20-21, 2013.   64% of immigration reform supporters put border control first.

5. Fox News poll:  Most support strengthening borders before other immigration reform. [Poll conducted Feb. 25-27, 2013]

A Fox News poll finds that 84% favor strengthening border security to prevent illegal aliens from entering the country. while only 13% oppose it.

6. National Survey of 1000 Likely Voters, conducted February 6, 2013.   By Pulse Opinion Research for the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

7. [many additional polls at: and]




Three polls on driver cards for illegal aliens


1. Statesman Journal poll, March 27, 2013. Should the Oregon Legislature reinstate driver's licenses for those who cannot prove legal presence in the United States? No - 91%.


2. Survey by Rep. Dennis Richardson, linked from his Newsletter of May 2, 2013.

(May be necessary to access through his newsletter. The URL for the survey is:

Do you support or oppose Senate Bill 833, which creates a limited use Oregon Drivers’ Card for Oregon residents who cannot qualify for a standard Drivers’ License?

Answered question, 8,463 . Skipped question, 85.

I SUPPORT SB 833 - 44.2% 3,744. I OPPOSE SB 833 - 55.8% 4,719


3. Statesman Journal poll, May 1, 2013. Will you or someone you know benefit from four-year driver’s cards issued to those who don't have the required paperwork to obtain a driver's license?

No – 93%.


Two Polls on in-state tuition in Oregon

1. Should illegal immigrants be allowed to pay in-state tuition to Oregon universities, if they graduated from Oregon high schools? In The World, Coos Bay OR, Feb. 21, 2013. No 819; Yes 264, Not Yet 72.


2. Statesman Journal poll, Feb. 23, 2013: The House passed a bill allowing in-state tuition rates for undocumented immigrant students. If it becomes law, do you believe it will be beneficial for Oregon? Yes – 13%; No – 84%; Don’t know – 1%


General poll on state enforcement of immigration laws

Oregon Poll Data from Rasmussen Poll: Arizona Law SB 1070. July 2010.

Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state? Favor, 59%

Do you agree or disagree with the decision to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law? Disagree, 55%.