Poll: Most Americans support strengthening border security first

A Fox News national poll released Monday finds 84 percent of voters favor stricter border security, while fewer than one in seven oppose it (13 percent).

Support is also strong for creating a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, as long as they meet certain requirements such as paying back taxes, learning English and passing a background check. Some 72 percent of voters favor that, while 25 percent are opposed.

Despite large numbers favoring both of these policies, there are significant partisan differences. For example, Republicans are 15 percentage points more likely than Democrats to favor strengthening the borders (92 percent and 77 percent, respectively).

On the other hand, Democrats are 19 points more inclined than Republicans to favor a path to citizenship (82 percent and 63 percent, respectively).

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