Arizona voters are still bullish about the state’s new immigration law despite the U.S. Justice Department’s ongoing legal challenge.
Sixty-one percent (61%) of the state’s voters still favor the new law, while 34% are opposed to it. That’s down a bit from 64% in April just after Governor Jan Brewer signed it into law. Support for the law among Arizona voters hit a high to date of 71% in May when the state was the target of repeated criticism by President Obama, major Hispanic groups and others.
Fifty-five percent (55%) of Arizona voters agree with Brewer’s challenge of a federal judge’s decision blocking implementation of some portions of the new law. Thirty-eight percent (38%) disagree with that challenge. The court proceedings will start tomorrow.
The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Arizona was conducted on October 28, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. Current Governor Jan Brewer, a Republican, remains well ahead of Democratic state Attorney General Terry Goddard in Arizona’s gubernatorial contest. Brewer supports the immigration law; Goddard does not.