Another crushing defeat for Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau’s agenda came in the form of the new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. The poll shows that just 36% of Canadians want those who have entered Canada illegally to be allowed to stay. While almost half of respondents say they want illegals out of the country. The poll results are surprisingly similar to a similar one conducted in the US last week.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
Despite decades of cross-party support in Canada for a liberal immigration policy, those attitudes appear to be hardening, according to the results of this poll and another released last week that indicated an increasing suspicion of Muslims and a growing populist fervor in Canada that is seeking a “Trump-style” political candidate.
The new poll indicates that Canadians are not much different than their U.S. neighbors with regards to attitudes toward illegal refugees. The poll, conducted between March 8-9, indicates that 48 percent of Canadians support “increasing the deportation of people living in Canada illegally.”
Some of the illegal migrants who have been interviewed recently say that they were in the US but decided to come to Canada because they thought President Trump might deport them.