2 US polls show wide support for new AZ law

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WASHINGTON - A strong majority of Americans support Arizona's controversial new immigration law and would back similar laws in their own states, a new McClatchy-Ipsos poll found.

A separate Pew Research Center poll on the Arizona law released Wednesday found similar sentiments.

In the McClatchy-Ipsos poll, 61 percent of Americans - and 64 percent of registered voters - said they favored the law in a survey of 1,016 adults conducted May 6-9.

Strikingly, nearly half of Democrats like the law, under which local law enforcement officers are tasked with verifying people's immigration status if they suspect them of being in the country illegally.

While the Democratic Party generally is regarded as more sympathetic to illegal immigrants' plights, 46 percent of Democrats said they favored the law for Arizona and 49 percent said they'd favor the law's passage in their own states.

More than eight in 10 Republicans and 54 percent of independents favor the law.

In addition, about 69 percent of Americans said they wouldn't mind if police officers stopped them to ask for proof of their citizenship or legal rights to be in the country; about 29 percent would mind, considering it a violation of their rights, and about 3 percent were unsure.

In the McClatchy-Ipsos poll, almost two-thirds of Americans said illegal immigration was a real problem that hurt the country; they were evenly split as to whether the jobs illegal immigrants take are ones that Americans don't want.

The McClatchy-Ipsos poll had an error margin of plus or minus 3.07 percentage points for all those surveyed and 3.26 percentage points for registered voters.

These results speak to the political land mines that immigration policy presents for President Obama and congressional Democrats.

2 US polls show wide support for new AZ law
 

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It's something America needs to support.
 

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Devil's Advocate here......

A broad-based poll like this is similar to Popular Vote.
Just as it's mathematically possible for a presidential nominee to win the popular vote and still lose the electoral college election, a law can be passed by a majority of congress without public support. (see: healthcare)

:lol:

Remember.... 97.345% of statistics are made up
 

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The biggest majority of the American population are sick and tired of all the problems generated by illegal Mexican aliens and the lack of any kind of control of the southern border. The government has failed to do the most basic thing the Constitution says that they should be doing and that is to protect the sovereignty of the United States. If the government does not act to adequately solve this problem it is going to expload in the faces of our elected officials.
 

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