Arizona: 24% for Senate bill, 14% think it will work; McCain unfavorable at 51%
A couple days ago, Jonathan Weisman of the Washington Post gave corrupt legislators a pep talk ("Backers of Immigration Bill More Optimistic").
Now, let's take off the rose-colored glasses and read about a new Rasmussen Reports poll:
Just 24% of Arizona voters favor passage of the bill while 50% are opposed. Nationally, figures released last week showed 26% in favor and 48% opposed... Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Arizona voters say that is Very Important for "the government to improve its enforcement of the borders and reduce illegal immigration." However, just 14% believe the Senate bill will actually reduce illegal immigration... Forty-two percent (42%) believe that if the bill is passed, illegal immigration will actually increase. That is very similar to the national reaction... Just 22% of Arizona voters believe it is Very Important for "the government to legalize the status of illegal aliens already in the United States." However, 60% would be willing to accept a compromise providing illegal aliens with a path to citizenship provided that it truly reduced levels of illegal immigration... Kyl is still viewed favorably by 55% of Arizona voters. That’s little changed from his ratings before the election. However, the number with a Very Favorable opinion has fallen ten points to 26%. Last October, 36% had a Very Favorable opinion of Kyl... The impact is even more noticeable on McCain who is now viewed favorably by just 47% of Arizona voters. Fifty-one percent (51%) have an unfavorable of their state’s Presidential hopeful. Just 15% now have a Very Favorable opinion of McCain while 22% have a Very Unfavorable view.