Editorial pages may rage against the Arizona immigration law, but a solid majority of Americans support it, an IBD/TIPP poll found.And don't miss at IBD, "Illegals As Useful Tools of Left."
Sixty percent back the law, with 40% strongly favoring it, according to preliminary results. Meanwhile, 30% oppose it, with 20% strongly disapproving it. The remaining 10% are unsure.
The responses show a public increasingly frustrated with the response by local, state and federal authorities and welcoming solutions — like Arizona's law — that would have been politically untenable a few years ago.
"The majority of Americans support the Arizona law, though they may have some concerns about it," said Raghavan Mayur, president of TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence, which conducted the poll.
Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors restrictionist policies, says the poll is not surprising. Border control policies are always popular, he notes.
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