Attitudes on immigration - U.S. overall and congressional battleground districts

In this poll:

The Washington Post-Schar School poll was conducted among a national sample of 1,473 U.S. adults including 865 of those living in congressional districts classified as tossups or leaning toward one party. Click "detailed view" to see interactive results by battleground/non-battleground as well as other political and demographic groups.

Poll Questions

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Trump is handling the economy? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Trump is handling immigration? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Trump is handling international trade? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?

No opinion

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) How important is voting in this year's midterm elections for Congress?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) If the election for the U.S. House of Representatives were being held today, who would you vote for in your congressional district? Which candidate would you lean toward?

No opinion

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Which of these is the single most important issue in your vote for Congress this year?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) If you vote in the congressional elections in 2018, will it be to…?

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Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) In general, do you think Democrats running for Congress are…?

Q: How would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days?

Q: Regardless of what you think of the President personally, do you think Trump is doing more to (protect) or (damage) important American values?

Q: In general, how much of the time do you think Trump tells the truth?

Q: Who do you trust to do a better job handling immigration overall - (Trump) or (Democrats in Congress)?

Q: Who do you trust to do a better job handling border security - (Trump) or (Democrats in Congress)?

Q: Who do you trust to do a better job handling undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. - (Trump) or (Democrats in Congress)?

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Q: Who do you trust to do a better job handling ensuring the U.S. attacts the best and brightest immigrants - (Trump) or (Democrats in Congress)?

Q: Do you think the United States is or is not doing enough to keep illegal immigrants from coming into this country? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?

No opinion

Q: Some people have called the United States “a nation of immigrants” - do you think welcoming immigrants has been mainly (good) or mainly (bad) for the country, or has this been about equally (good) and (bad)?

Q: These days, do you think the U.S. has gone too far in welcoming immigrants, not gone far enough, or has it struck the right balance?

Q: Would you support or oppose each of the following? A path to legal status for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. who pass a background check

No opinion

Q: Would you support or oppose each of the following? Building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico

No opinion

Q: Would you support or oppose each of the following? Requiring employers to verify that all new hires are living in the U.S. legally

No opinion

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Q: Would you support or oppose each of the following? Significantly reducing legal immigration by limiting the ability of U.S. citizens to bring parents and siblings here

No opinion

Q: Do you support or oppose a program that allows undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States if they arrived here as a child, completed high school or military service and have not been convicted of a serious crime?

No opinion

Q: Do you support or oppose a recent Trump administration policy that separated immigrant children from their parents when the parent was accused of entering the U.S. illegally across the southern border? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?

No opinion

Q: Do you support or oppose Trump’s decision to reverse the policy of separating immigrant children from parents when they are accused of entering the U.S. illegally across the southern border?

No opinion

Q: Who do you think is more to blame for immigrant children being separated from their parents?

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Q: Going forward, what would you prefer to happen to families accused of crossing the border illegally until their immigration case is resolved?

No opinion

Q: What do you think is the biggest reason most people enter the U.S. illegally through the southern border?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way U.S. Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller is handling the investigation into possible ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government?

No opinion

Q: Do you think the question of whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election is a (serious issue), or is it more of a (distraction)?

No opinion

Q: Do you think the United States' long-term trading partners have mainly (taken advantage of) the U.S. or (traded fairly with) the U.S.?

No opinion

Q: Trump announced plans to impose taxes known as tariffs on some goods that are imported to the United States. China has responded by announcing tariffs on some U.S. goods sold in China. Do you think this situation will be good or bad for jobs in the United States?

No opinion

Q: Trump announced plans to impose taxes known as tariffs on some goods that are imported to the United States. China has responded by announcing tariffs on some U.S. goods sold in China. Do you think this situation will be good or bad for the cost of products in the United States?

No opinion

Q: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a...