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    Timaeus

    First of all, what is "every single national poll"? I haven't seen that many. And what wording do you use? This is one of the most complex, debatable issues out there, with dozens of facets. Were the negative aspects of the law adequately described in whatever poll you refer to? And what has changed since a year or two or three ago when overwhelming majorities OPPOSED this type of law and FAVORED a reform with a path to citizenship? Was the poll (the only one I saw) worded differently? Were people aware of what the Arizona law actually is? Issues are notoriously difficult to poll, and they can swing dozens of points based on wording or even what questions are asked before the,

    Time to garden and kick Republican ass.

    by anastasia p on Fri Jun 18, 2010 at 03:56:51 PM PDT

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    •  Like I said, every poll (4+ / 0-)
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      burrow owl, Skid, Blogvirgin, sneakers563

      I have seen has Arizona law enjoying double digit support and I'm only considering legit pollsters. Eg, the latest ABC/post poll.

      http://www.pollster.com/...

      Would you support or oppose a program giving ILLEGAL immigrants now living in the United States the right to live here LEGALLY if they pay a fine and meet other requirements?
      57% Support, 40% Oppose

      A new law in Arizona would give police the power to ask people they've stopped to verify their residency status. Supporters say this will help crack down on illegal immigration. Opponents say it could violate civil rights and lead to racial profiling. On balance, do you support or oppose this law?
      58% Support, 41% Oppose

      The irony is that congress is too chickenshit to take on immigration this year even though there is significant support for controversial issue such as amnesty so President and justice department have to take the unpopular course of action.

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