Poll: Immigration Issue is Important to Utah Voters

Poll: Immigration Issue is Important to Utah Voters

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(KSL News) Of all the issues and all the personalities people consider when they cast a vote in an election, one issue is clearly important to a lot of Utahns: illegal immigration.

A vast majority of voters -- 70 percent -- say they're more likely to vote for a state or local candidate who advocates tougher immigration laws. Only 18 percent are less likely to support such a candidate, and 11 percent don't know.

That's according to a new Dan Jones poll of 409 registered voters for KSL and the Deseret Morning News.

Analysts say the poll clearly indicates people are well aware of the issue, and that they want someone to take care of it.

The issue is clearly an emotional one, yet state and local officials have limited authority to make comprehensive changes.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus five percent.

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