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Poll Finds Majority Of Voters Don’t Support Private Border Patrols

Sacramento, CA — A poll out today says that most California voters don´t want to see volunteers patrolling the border with Mexico to try to stop illegal immigration.

A survey by the Field Poll found that 56 percent of registered voters say they do not think it is a good idea to have private citizens patrolling the border.

A majority of Republicans, 58 percent, support the patrols. 65 percent of Democrats and nonpartisan voters oppose them. When asked whether Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger should declare a border emergency, voters were nearly split on the issue.

44 percent said they favor the idea, 40 percent were opposed and 16 percent were undecided. The Field Poll also found that 81 percent of California voters have some concerns about illegal border crossings, with about half saying they are extremely concerned about the issue.