Following weekend protests against the new Arizona law cracking down on
illegal immigration, support for the Arizona policy remains unchanged.
However, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that
only 25% have a favorable view of those who marched and protested for
immigrant rights in major cities. Fifty percent (50%) hold an
unfavorable opinion and another 26% are not sure.
Fifty-nine percent (59%) of voters still favor legislation like
Arizona's that authorizes local police to stop and verify the
immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant.
Thirty-two percent (32%) oppose such a law. Those figures are virtually
unchanged from a week ago.
Actually, I don't share the public's unfavorable impressions of the demonstrators. This is America, and demonstrate is what we do.