Arizona's harsh anti-immigration law has drawn national controversy and
even some boycotts against the state. But that hasn't stopped Arizonans
from endorsing the measure. According to a new Rasmussen poll, 71% of
respondents within the state support the immigration law, with 24%
opposing. What should we make of those surprising numbers?
Growing Support in Arizona Rasmussen reports that the
state-wide support is up from 64% in April. "Now only 43% of Arizona
voters are at least somewhat concerned that efforts to identify and
deport illegal immigrants also will end up violating the civil rights of
some U.S. citizens, down seven points from the previous survey." In
addition, "Despite boycotts by Los Angeles and Boston and threats from
other cities, states and organizations, 47% of voters in Arizona think
the new immigration law will be good for the state’s economy, up three
points from late April."
- Arizona 'Digs In' Against Attacks
Conservative blogger John Hinderaker explains.
"Repeated attacks on the citizens of Arizona by President Obama and
many others have done nothing to dim Arizona's support for immigration
law enforcement. On the contrary," he writes. " And Governor Jan Brewer
has jumped out to a 13-point lead over her likely Democratic opponent,
which means that she is doing far better with the electorate than--to
take just one example--Barack Obama. That's not surprising; voters like
executives who actually support and defend the people who elected them."
Boon For AZ Gov. Jan Brewer The L.A. Times' Andrew Malcolm reports how
Brewer is running against Obama and Washington. "Brewer said: 'I keep
questioning the fact of this continuation of misleading, I believe, the
American public on the facts.' The governor claimed she has written
Obama administration officials frequently seeking help securing the
border with Mexico. She called it 'really frustrating' that there has
been 'absolutely no response.' 'They stepped up,' she noted, 'They
helped Texas. They helped California. And here we sit, the drug corner
of the world. They need to step up and secure our borders.'"
Like State Sovereignty Fox News' Dana Blanton reports, "Amid the ongoing controversy over
Arizona's new immigration law, voters by a 2-to-1 margin think
individual states should have the right to make their own immigration
laws. And a majority of voters would like their own state to follow
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