Maryland Poll Data
Rasmussen Poll: Arizona Law SB 1070
Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?
The U.S. Justice Department has decided to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court. Do you agree or disagree with the decision to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law?
A Rasmussen Report poll conducted 500 Likely Voters in Maryland on January 2, 2008 found:
- 76% oppose granting drivers’ licenses to illegal aliens.
- 66% say that when police officers pull someone over for a traffic violation, they should routinely check to see if that person is in the country legally.
- 55% believe that if an illegal immigrant is discovered in this manner, they should be deported
A Washington Post telephone poll taken from October 18-22, 2007 of a random sample of 1,103 adults found:
- 85% want the state and local governments to do more to deal with illegal immigration (53% “a lot more” and 32% “some more”).
- 68% believe the federal government has not done enough in dealing with immigration.
- 49% believe immigration is a serious problem (25% “very serious” and 24% “somewhat serious”)
- 42% believe immigrants today pose a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing, and health care
- 27% believe recent immigration has made their area a worse place to live.