The majority of Americans support Arizona’s highly controversial immigration reform bill and are pleased with its implementation, according to a national poll recently conducted by Rasmussen Reports.
For the survey, officials with the nonpartisan organization contacted 500 voters who are living outside of Arizona and found that 59 percent of respondents "favor legislation that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant," according to the Phoenix Business Journal. In contrast, only 32 percent of those surveyed said they oppose the new law.
In the state of Arizona a total of 64 percent of registered voters support the legislation, compared to just 30 percent who have an unfavorable view of the law.
Meanwhile, an overwhelming majority of Arizona residents said they will take into account a candidate’s viewpoint on immigration reform when casting their vote in November. A total of 95 percent of voters reported following the news stories closely and 87 percent said the new legislation will be crucial in determining who to vote for in the upcoming elections.