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POLL: Does Obama's policy on illegal immigrants go too far?

Earlier this year, Barack Obama announced that the U.S. government would no longer deport illegal immigrants under the age of 30 if they were brought to this country by their parents when they were children. To qualify for this treatment, they must not have a criminal record and be in school or the military or have a high school diploma. Do you think this policy goes too far, does not go far enough, or is about right?

About right 64% Too far 18% Not far enough 15% No opinion 3%
Source: CNN/ORC International
Date conducted: 10/28/2012 - 10/30/2012
Sample: 446 Registered voters
Margin of error: +/- 4.5% pts

According to This Poll

Sixty-four percent of registered voters think that President Barack Obama's policy to no longer deport illegal immigrants under the age of 30 if they were brought to this country by their parents when they were children, is about right. Eighteen percent say Obama went too far, 15% say he didn't go far enough, and 3% have no opinion.

Notes
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