Latest Poll Shows Support for Arizona’s Immigration Law
Last Friday, the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute released results of its latest poll. The poll covered issues ranging from the U.S. economy to the performance of the Supreme Court on the heels of the recent Obamacare arguments. Some of the more interesting results came from questions it posed about the issue of immigration. The questions were in reference to the upcoming Supreme Court hearing regarding Arizona’s SB 1070 law, the state’s immigration enforcement law. Overall, approval of the law increased from 61 percent in November 2011, to 68 percent in April 2012 – with 62 percent believing that the Supreme Court should uphold Arizona’s law. However, the most striking result came from reaction among Hispanics where it found that 47 percent of Hispanics approve of Arizona’s immigration law, and that 45 percent (a plurality) want the new state’s law upheld by the Supreme Court (see questions 47 and 48 near the bottom of the poll). While the mainstream media continues to ignore such results, the facts show that steps for increased immigration enforcement are popular among most of the U.S. Electorate, including Hispanic voters.
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