New Jersey Poll Data
A Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey poll in February 2009 with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points found:
- 62% of state residents oppose granting illegal immigrants some type of limited driver’s license.
- 32%, a minority, support in-state tuition rates for children of illegal immigrants while a larger minority (39%) would bar “undocumented aliens” access to public higher education entirely.
A Rasmussen Report poll conducted 500 Likely Voters in New Jersey on December 12, 2007 found:
- 80% oppose granting drivers’ licenses to illegal aliens.
- 72% say that when police officers pull someone over for a traffic violation, they should routinely check to see if that person is in the country legally.
- 58% believe that if an illegal immigrant is discovered in this manner, they should be deported .
A Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey Poll conducted from July 16-19, 2007 of 800 adult residents found that:
- 89% believe that immigration is either a ‘very serious problem’ (69%) or a ‘somewhat serious problem’ (20%) for the United States.
- 79% support the hiring of additional border patrol agents.
- 76% agree that immigration is either a ‘very serious problem’ (46%) or a ‘somewhat serious problem’ (30%) for New Jersey.
- 73% concur with imposing new fines on business that hire illegal immigrants.
- 55% agree with building a fence along the border of Mexico.
- A plurality of 44% believe that immigration has been a ‘bag thing’ for New Jersey.
- 58% want a tougher approach on immigration including tightening boarders and cracking down on illegal immigrants. (The Record of Bergen County, January, 2007)