April 30, 2010
Just more than half of the country is in favor of a tough new immigration law in Arizona, according to a new Gallup poll out Thursday.
Fifty-one percent of those polled nationwide who said they have heard of the new law favor the measure, which grants police to right to ask to see proof of citizenship from anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant. Thirty-nine percent said they oppose it.
Three-quarters of the Republicans and half of the independents polled said they approve of the law. Only 34 percent of Democrats said the same.
Seventy-eight percent of the people contact by Gallup said they had either heard a “great deal” or a “fair amount” about the state law.
“Most Americans have heard about Arizona’s tough new immigration law, and they generally support it,” wrote Gallup’s Jeffrey M. Jones in his analysis of the survey.
This article was posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 at 4:55 am