A new survey shows 61% of Americans would support an effort to end "birthright citizenship" for children born in America to illegal immigrants.
The Rasmussen survey shows that the support for ending birthright citizenship cuts across party lines.
Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Republicans and 63% of voters not affiliated with either major political party oppose automatic U.S. citizenship for children born in this country to illegal immigrants. Democrats are evenly divided on the question.
Also, 75% of Democrats are concerned that efforts to identify and deport illegal aliens will violate the civil rights of some U.S. citizens, a view shared by just 39% of Republicans. Unaffiliated voters are narrowly divided on the question.