Several new Research 2000 Polls conducted for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and St. Louis television station KMOV focus on such issues as illegal immigration, concerns over the war in Iraq, fear of further terrorist attacks. A survey of Missourians’ opinions on illegal immigration finds 47 percent of those polled support building a fence along the U.S. border with Mexico, 73 percent of Missourians polled want to deport illegals caught in the United States, 63 percent surveyed back the idea of imposing stricter penalties on employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. A poll on the war in Iraq indicates most Missourians surveyed don’t think the effort to depose dictator Saddam Hussein was worth it. 38 percent of those surveyed believe going to war for regime change was worth it. 55 percent says it was not not. A poll of Missourians’ attitudes on terrorism prevention efforts produces mixed results. 73 percent of those surveyed say they are concerned or very concerned about another terrorist attack taking place in the United States by the end of the year. But 67 percent of those polled say they are confident or very confident the U.S. government can protect the country from future terrorist attacks. As for the safety of air travel, 79 percent of those asked feel safe or very safe about flying. The poll of 800 likely Missouri was conducted between August 28th and 31st.The survey of 800 Missourians was conducted between August 28th and 31st.
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