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POLL: April 2009–Washington Post/ABC News

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The Washington Post-ABC News conducted a telephone poll of 1,072 adults from April 21- 24, 2009. The poll had a margin of error of +/-3%.

Sixty-one percent of respondents supported a program allowing undocumented immigrants in the United States to live here legally after meeting certain requirements.To the question “Would you support or oppose a program giving ILLEGAL immigrants now living in the United States the right to live here LEGALLY if they pay a fine and meet other requirements?” 61% of respondents said yes and 35% said no.

Support for legalization has increased over previous years. When asked the same question in June of 2007, 52% supported legalization and 44% opposed.  In December 2007, 49% supported and 46% opposed.