Rasmussen: Majority of Latinos in Arizona support letting cops check for immigration status?

posted at 10:34 pm on April 27, 2010 by Allahpundit

I’ve got a question mark in the headline because, insanely, Rasmussen didn’t refine his sample to isolate the data from Latinos. The racial demographics polled are white, black, and “other,” which presumably encompasses Latinos (30.1 percent of the state’s population as of 2008), Native Americans (4.9 percent), and Asians (2.5 percent). Here’s what he got when he asked respondents if they favor or oppose legislation that would let cops stop suspected illegals to check their immigration status. Click the image to enlarge.

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Fully 70 percent overall support this part of the law, and given the fact that Latinos compose most of the “other” category, a majority of their demographic must be in favor too. A few caveats, though. One: Rasmussen polls likely voters, so this is obviously a sample of citizens. Other polls that use “adults” as their sample are bound to show sharply lower numbers since they’ll include some illegals too. Two: Notwithstanding the support for letting cops inquire, 53 percent overall say they’re either very or somewhat concerned that the law will lead to civil-rights violations. Among the “other” group, it’s 54 percent — but of that number, 40 percent say they’re very concerned and just 14 percent say somewhat. (Among all likely voters, that split is 23/30.) So yeah, it’s an issue, and if it starts happening, expect support to start crumbling.

Exit question: Why didn’t Rasmussen emphasize this in his write-up of the data? Is he saving that for tomorrow?

Update: Another worthy caveat from the comments: The sub-sample of Latino likely voters must be relatively small, which would mean a large margin of error. That might explain why Rasmussen didn’t flag it. Just flag this result now for comparison purposes, as there’ll be plenty of more extensive polling in the days ahead.


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They left Mexico because it’s a banana republic! Something they don’t want to see come here!!!

No Hate – No Racism – Just No Longer Silent

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on April 27, 2010 at 10:38 PM

Fully 70 percent overall support this part of the law, and given the fact that Latinos compose most of the “other” category, a majority of their demographic must be in favor too.

those 70% are trying to undermine the basic notions of fairness that we hold dear as values…../ obama

ted c on April 27, 2010 at 10:39 PM

The racial demographics polled are white, black, and “other,” which presumably encompasses Latinos (30.1 percent of the state’s population as of 2008), Native Americans (4.9 percent), and Asians (2.5 percent).

I thought some Latinos/Hispanics actually identified themselves as white.

MeatHeadinCA on April 27, 2010 at 10:40 PM

When you are young, you have to be able to show an I.D. that you are of age.

When you vote, you have to show an I.D.

When you travel from one country to another, you have to show a passport.

What is the BFD about showing valid documentation you are here legally?

Star20 on April 27, 2010 at 10:40 PM

This Latino supports Arizona’s law.

Power to the American people!

madmonkphotog on April 27, 2010 at 10:40 PM

Citizens are always willing to do reasonable things when they understand the reason. The only people who feel otherwise are people breaking the law, want the law broken or are pandering for political gain.

TheBigOldDog on April 27, 2010 at 10:41 PM

AP:

You’ve got to be careful looking at internals of a poll like that. The overall number of hispanics polled is very small. The poll can be “sufficiently powered” to give a reading of the total population within an acceptable margin of error and confidence interval, but subgroups within the poll are “insufficiently powered” and, therefore the margin of error and/or confidence interval are too large to give a meaningful reading. I’m speculating here, but I’m guessing that’s why Rasmussen didn’t comment on it. He would probably need to oversample hispanics to get an accurate reading.

Anonymous Finch on April 27, 2010 at 10:41 PM

Majority of Latinos in Arizona support letting cops check for immigration status?

well duh. why not?

the legal latinos in the SW (particularly 2nd generation and above) did it the right way, and could care less about the law breakers!!!

picklesgap on April 27, 2010 at 10:42 PM

Sorry Star…You don’t have to show an ID here in Cali. I’ve even tried to show it at the polls and they avert their eyes like it was Medusas’ head.

KZnextzone on April 27, 2010 at 10:43 PM

F OBAMA……….time for change!

dmann on April 27, 2010 at 10:45 PM

Sorry Star…You don’t have to show an ID here in Cali. I’ve even tried to show it at the polls and they avert their eyes like it was Medusas’ head.

KZnextzone on April 27, 2010 at 10:43 PM

hehehe +2

ted c on April 27, 2010 at 10:45 PM

Doesn’t surprise me that the majority of Latinos support this law. After all it’s Latinos that are usually the victims of violent crime due to illegal immigration more times than not.

Chrisin206 on April 27, 2010 at 10:46 PM

People want this. Sally forth, Arizona.

blatantblue on April 27, 2010 at 10:46 PM

I believe the United States Code (sorry scholars, can’t cite the exact section) REQUIRES aliens to carry proof of identity and eligibility to be/work in the USA. I’ve heard that this has been the law of the land since the 1950′s, so what the hell’s all the dust-up with Arizona simply re-affirming US law that’s been on the books for a half a century?

Screw “immigration reform”.

Why not “immigration enforcement”?

bannedbyhuffpo on April 27, 2010 at 10:47 PM

That sound you heard was liberal’s heads exploding from amazement.

Rightwingguy on April 27, 2010 at 10:49 PM

Phoenix is the #1 Kidnap City in the US! #2 in the World! Only the progressives can’t understand why legal Latino residents would be in favor of this law!

The US could allow 25-million Latino immigrants to enter this county legally every year if they really wanted to. Why do you suppose they don’t, but prefer to keep these people in slavery? Things that make you go Hummmm!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on April 27, 2010 at 10:49 PM

“Majority of Latinos Americans in Arizona support letting cops check for immigration status…”

Fixed it for ‘ya…

Seven Percent Solution on April 27, 2010 at 10:49 PM

Irrelevant. Since when has Obama let an opposing majority change his course of action?

ROCnPhilly on April 27, 2010 at 10:49 PM

53 percent overall say they’re either very or somewhat concerned that the law will lead to civil-rights violations.

This shows you how brainwashed the we have become as a people that somehow, checking immigration status is a “civil rights” violation. We are flippin’ doomed when more than half the population is brainwashed by political correctness.

TheBigOldDog on April 27, 2010 at 10:49 PM

Oh, the question mark. Never mind.

Rightwingguy on April 27, 2010 at 10:49 PM

Rasmussen polls likely voters, so this is obviously a sample of citizens. Other polls that use “adults” as their sample are bound to show sharply lower numbers since they’ll include some illegals too.

This is pretty humorous. Yeah, an “adults” poll would probably include some illegals. I can’t come up with a single reason their opinion of this bill should matter, just as I don’t give a flip what other law-breakers think of the laws intended to deter their behavior.

The opinion of legal citizens is the only one that matters. It doesn’t surprise me at all that most Latinos who are legal citizens could favor the bill. I live among plenty of legal Latino citizens here in SOCAL, and you don’t find them out throwing tantrums on street corners. They call illegals mojados and distance themselves from that culture as much as possible.

And of course, a lot of them are multi-generation American Californians. The Latino heritage is embedded in the cultural DNA of the Southwest. It’s been an integral part of this are much longer than the race-baiters of La Raza.

J.E. Dyer on April 27, 2010 at 10:50 PM

Wouldn’t they have to get over 70% of all Arizonians?

Journalism died in 2007.

jukin on April 27, 2010 at 10:50 PM

Rasmussen: Majority of Latinos in Arizona support letting cops check for immigration status?
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And the problem is!!

canopfor on April 27, 2010 at 10:52 PM

I knew plenty of legal Latinos when I lived in Tucson, including my Uncle’s wife and her family. Most of the legal immigrants favor cracking down on illegal immigration because they’re tired of the problems the illegals are causing. Hospitals are closing, social services are being abused, and violent crime is up. It’s something like 50% of the violent crime in AZ is committed by illegal immigrants, and they make up a very small portion of the population.

The Latino community wants the problems dealt with as much as the rest of us, plus they’re tired of the self-proclaimed Latino leaders claiming to speak for them.

Rethers on April 27, 2010 at 10:52 PM

Why not “immigration enforcement”?

bannedbyhuffpo on April 27, 2010 at 10:47 PM

That would be reform.

thomasaur on April 27, 2010 at 10:52 PM

those 70% are acting stupidly.

bloggless on April 27, 2010 at 10:53 PM

I just mentioned this in another thread. Great minds think alike…or maybe Allah is secretly in love with me.

As I said in the other thread…Hispanics are the ones who have been hit the hardest by illegals. It is their property and person that is being stolen, damaged, etc. They live in fear on a daily basis. There are people who won’t leave their house because they are afraid when they come home some illegals will have moved in. This actually happens!!!! Imagine that…go to dinner…come home and find strangers have taken over your home and tell you to leave.

I think the real reason most brown peeps support this law is because they are self-hating racist.

ramrants on April 27, 2010 at 10:54 PM

maybe those latinos are just acting white.

bloggless on April 27, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Barack Obama hates White people.

SouthernGent on April 27, 2010 at 10:57 PM

Barack Obama hates White people.

SouthernGent on April 27, 2010 at 10:57 PM

Nah, couldn’t be

thomasaur on April 27, 2010 at 10:59 PM

So if a Latino in Arizona gets stopped by a cop and shows a valid driver’s license or a U.S. passport, if he hasn’t committed a crime, the cops let him go.

Why would a Latino U.S. citizen in Arizona want some border-jumper stealing his job?

Steve Z on April 27, 2010 at 11:00 PM

OH NOES!
The only people worried about the AZ law are illegals and obama.

HornetSting on April 27, 2010 at 11:00 PM

Palin took it too Obama on this law. Good god will no other leaders in the GOP stand up and be firm for the rule of law. I thought the GOP was the party of Law and Order. Will they continue to allow a woman to fight all their battles for them? I am ashamed of the men within the GOP a bunch of spineless cowards. Yeah Mitt that’s directed at YOU too.

The GOP is no longer the party of Reagan they are becoming the party of Benidict Arnold. I wish that we had many leaders like Palin fighting the good fight, rising up and yelling NO to the liberal/socialist takeover of our country. It is a crying shame that only one voice so far is being heard in the wilderness only one leader has the fortitude to declare the Emperor has no Clothes. Where is the party of Lincoln, the party of Ike, the party of Reagan? Where have they gone? Why do they hide behind the women’s skirts like frightened little boys with their hand caught in the cookie jar?

unseen on April 27, 2010 at 11:01 PM

Barack Obama at La Raza Conference

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEITOQfKVmo&NR=1

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canopfor on April 27, 2010 at 11:01 PM

I support legal immigration and the enforcement of our state/federal laws on such. If the federal government fails to continue to allow this porous border, then it has to be reconciled someway. I love Mexicans, I love Mexican food, I’m sure that there are plenty of able-bodied, freedom-seeking folks down there that want to escape Mexico, but, you can’t do it by bolting across the border, it’s that simple.

ted c on April 27, 2010 at 11:02 PM

Where are the trolls to tell us the latinos are racist or wrong????????

HornetSting on April 27, 2010 at 11:03 PM

duh, word fail= fails to contain this porous border.

ted c on April 27, 2010 at 11:03 PM

OH NOES!
The only people worried about the AZ law are illegals and obama.

HornetSting on April 27, 2010 at 11:00 PM

HornetSting:)`Where communities are terrorized by immigration raids–B Obama.
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Obama speaks at La Raza Event

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN_GO3YAdEA

canopfor on April 27, 2010 at 11:04 PM

Illegal is the point! LEGAL residents don’t care if a police officer stops them! In addition, what are the first things that police officer is going to ask for in a traffic stop? License and registration and insurance information please! Isn’t that what they usually say? How in the H-E-double toothpicks is this racially motivated if they ask me for the same stuff as they ask Pedro or Achmed for?!?!?!?

Vntnrse on April 27, 2010 at 11:05 PM

Racists?

ronsfi on April 27, 2010 at 11:06 PM

HornetSting:)`Where communities are terrorized by immigration raids–B Obama.
=================
Obama speaks at La Raza Event

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN_GO3YAdEA

canopfor on April 27, 2010 at 11:04 PM

obama…KING of the illegals! He has a giant jug of water on the front of his leotard!

HornetSting on April 27, 2010 at 11:06 PM

Wait! I forgot! Achmed is dead! I KEEL YOU!!!

I love Jeff Dunham….. :)

Vntnrse on April 27, 2010 at 11:06 PM

A lot of the critics just take it for granted that Arizona’s law enforcement officers will abuse their authority. But if they don’t, and I don’t see any reason they’re likely to, the new state law is perfectly consistent with existing federal law. Apparently, what the critics don’t like is that the federal law may finally be enforced.

RBMN on April 27, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Get rid of all ID’s, eliminate citizenship, open the borders, no drivers licenses and no birth certificates for anyone….

We are all children of the world and deserve to live anywhere in the world and claim our benefits in any language and in any geographic location.

Our homes are where we are at one particular time.

rickyricardo on April 27, 2010 at 11:10 PM

canopfor on April 27, 2010 at 11:04 PM
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obama…KING of the illegals! He has a giant jug of water on the front of his leotard!

HornetSting on April 27, 2010 at 11:06 PM

HornetSting:This Immigration better backfire,or 2012,
might be dicey!!:)

The illegals,think,he`s their only Hope,cue,
the Star Wars music!!:)

canopfor on April 27, 2010 at 11:11 PM

When you vote, you have to show an I.D.

Star20 on April 27, 2010 at 10:40 PM

Not in California…

Khun Joe on April 27, 2010 at 11:12 PM

I`ve got a most brilliant idea,and it`ll send
Liberals to the nut house in droves!!

Contract the Border Security,to the IDF!!

canopfor on April 27, 2010 at 11:14 PM

Told you so.

Saltysam on April 27, 2010 at 11:14 PM

Our homes are where we are at one particular time.

rickyricardo on April 27, 2010 at 11:10 PM

If you believe that then you are an idiot of the 1st order and have no idea what human nature is, how it works or why humans have felt compelled by history and events to form families, tribes, and nations for protection from that human nature.

unseen on April 27, 2010 at 11:14 PM

I thought some Latinos/Hispanics actually identified themselves as white.

MeatHeadinCA on April 27, 2010 at 10:40 PM

It’s true. Also in law enforcement Hispanics are considered white.

Vigilante on April 27, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Rasmussen polls likely voters, so this is obviously a sample of citizens.

And we should care what the illegals think about this law – why?

Daggett on April 27, 2010 at 11:21 PM

I have an idea:

Mexico to eradicate THEIR borders and legal requirements for immigration.

THEN complain to the U.S. about Arizona’s recently passed law enforcement legislation, SB 1070.

Which, by the way, makes no mention of race, national origin or ethnicity. Unlike “Latino” organizations, including those advocating for Mexico.

Lourdes on April 27, 2010 at 11:28 PM

One: Rasmussen polls likely voters, so this is obviously a sample of citizens.

What I’ve been screaming for a while. Has anyone bothered to check what Latinos that are here legally (even if they are not yet U.S. citizens) think about illegal immigration and efforts to curtailed?

Millions of immigrants have arrived legally by lining up at U.S. consulates around the world and millions more are doing that right now. I think that the GOP should be polling Latinos in Arizona and try to find out what they think about the new law and plan accordingly. I’m willing to bet that they’ll be surprised with the results.

ujorge on April 27, 2010 at 11:28 PM

Get rid of all ID’s, eliminate citizenship, open the borders, no drivers licenses and no birth certificates for anyone….

We are all children of the world and deserve to live anywhere in the world and claim our benefits in any language and in any geographic location.

Our homes are where we are at one particular time.

rickyricardo on April 27, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Ohh, riiiiggghhtt: caves, no written language, riiiiggghhhttt.

Lourdes on April 27, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Blanking bunch of Uncle Tomasos…

This is the beginning of a new Jaime Crow era…

Ragspierre on April 27, 2010 at 11:31 PM

One: Rasmussen polls likely voters, so this is obviously a sample of citizens.

“Hispanic” and/or “Latino” are not races, not racial types. They’re ethnicities.

Races are: Caucasian, Negro or Negroid, Asian and Aborigine.

Some people intermingled and specialized with and/or among those races and ethnicities resulted.

So it’s actually yet another (among the millionth or more) errors by ethnic supremacists and other Leftwingers who complain about “racism” where “Latinos” and/or “Hispanics” are concerned as to issues affecting those ethnicities.

Lourdes on April 27, 2010 at 11:35 PM

I think that the GOP should be polling Latinos in Arizona and try to find out what they think about the new law and plan accordingly. I’m willing to bet that they’ll be surprised with the results.

ujorge on April 27, 2010 at 11:28 PM

What? Micheal Steele work? Are you nuts or just American?

Nah, as good as that thought is, the GOP will never do it because they don’t like the idea of doing anything against the democrats, they only want to hurt their core voters! Like you and me!!!

Vntnrse on April 27, 2010 at 11:37 PM

Believe it or not there are many Americans of Mexican descent that are just that; Americans. They’ve been here longer than many Irish Americans or Italian Americans. In fact, there are descendants living in states like New Mexico, Arizona and California whose families go back before the Jamestown settlement. They do not automatically sympathize or agree with the lame attitudes of La Reconquista.

yubley on April 27, 2010 at 11:40 PM

Just like a condescending white-liberal-racist-bigot to overlook the fact that the citizens of Arizona own ranches, homes, businesses; work in field like health care, law enforcement and education; have names like Ramirez, Perez and Sanchez; and love children, Arizona, and the United States.

Will the white-liberal-media keep ignoring those without light enough skin that contradict the edicts of the white-liberal-ruling-establishment?

Of course! White-liberal-racist-bigots will use any means necessary to protect their evil den of socialist power.

Saltysam on April 27, 2010 at 11:46 PM

Believe it or not there are many Americans of Mexican descent that are just that; Americans. They’ve been here longer than many Irish Americans or Italian Americans. In fact, there are descendants living in states like New Mexico, Arizona and California whose families go back before the Jamestown settlement. They do not automatically sympathize or agree with the lame attitudes of La Reconquista.

yubley on April 27, 2010 at 11:40 PM

I think most AMERICANS understand and recognize such (variety of ethnicities in North America even before most of it became the U.S.A. and even after for centuries prior to the Irish and Italian immigration ‘waves’).

My ancestors have been here since the late Fifteenth Century, those that I know of. Seems it’s likely that more were here from long before that if the Viking settlement investigations are accurate.

Lourdes on April 27, 2010 at 11:48 PM

yubley on April 27, 2010 at 11:40 PM
Lourdes on April 27, 2010 at 11:48 PM

I thought I selected “quote” not “strike” in that post. Sorry, meant to quote ya’ not strike ya’.

Lourdes on April 27, 2010 at 11:48 PM

This American of Mexican descent approves. I grew up in Tucson and Benson area. It was a not the huge crime problem back then but it was huge in volume of people. Something needs to be donem if this law will awake people to all over to the issuem, I am all for it. If people want to come legally I am also all for it.

bluemarlin on April 27, 2010 at 11:54 PM

I should have added the oldy but goody

“There is no room for hyphenated Americans, only Americans”

bluemarlin on April 28, 2010 at 12:04 AM

This whole outrage about “racial-profiling” is absurd. If 95% of the illegals crossing our southern borders are Hispanic, and a cop has a choice to stop a speeding car with a senior citizen in it, or a van full of Hispanic looking men, is it “racial-profiling” that tells him to stop the van, or just the common sense you could expect from a third grader?

Also, the big deal about carrying ID with you is another manufactured outrage. If you’re legal and don’t have a driver’s license, get a state issued ID card or spend a few bucks for a passport. Small price to pay for the return of peace and security to those who live in the battle zones otherwise known as TX, AZ, NM, and CA. Sometimes it is simply a matter of “what you can do for your country”.

oldoldbabs on April 28, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Where are the trolls to tell us the latinos are racist or wrong????????

HornetSting on April 27, 2010 at 11:03 PM

Their mothers make them turn their computers off at 10:00 pm.

BuckeyeSam on April 28, 2010 at 12:19 AM

@ unseen on April 27, 2010 at 11:01 PM, that was an excellent post!

GrannySunni on April 28, 2010 at 12:45 AM

I hear David Plouffe is taking applications for more wanna be HotAir trolls. Open registration must be on the horizon. Proud Rino and crr6 are tired of working all of this overtime when they’re only being paid straight time in lieu of time and a half for their efforts. It started out as piece work at first, but after card check was sought by the members and a troll union was formed, hourly rates were put into effect.

I blame Ed and allahpundit for the downsizing of trolls.

Americannodash on April 28, 2010 at 12:51 AM

I consider myself a strong Libertarian with a lifelong distrust of authority figures. Even I wouldn’t have a problem with a cop asking me for ID.

The histrionics being displayed by people against this law are over the top, even as histrionic rants go.

ButterflyDragon on April 28, 2010 at 12:57 AM

Of course the Latino voters would be for it. They are middle class and American. What the Dems want is 12M more peasants who will vote in any el jeffe they run, for a couple of bucks of food stamps.

PattyJ on April 28, 2010 at 12:58 AM

Where are the trolls to tell us the latinos are racist or wrong????????

HornetSting on April 27, 2010 at 11:03 PM

They read their talking points.

Memo: Shhhhhhh

Saltysam on April 28, 2010 at 1:00 AM

And we should care what the illegals think about this law – why?

Daggett on April 27, 2010 at 11:21 PM

Exactly.

Reminds me of the fruitcakes in Chicago obstructing the van that was taking illegals to be deported.

What do people not get about understanding these are criminals. They broke the law.

These are the same people that want the IRS checking up on you to make sure you’ve got health insurance, but take issue with a cop asking for ID on the street if you give him reason to think you may be an illegal alien.

Twisted, twisted people.

ButterflyDragon on April 28, 2010 at 1:02 AM

Since they sampled likely voters, you would have to assume the sample was of citizens… not illegals. Perfect… why would you want to include ILLEGAL aliens in the sample? Would be like asking convicts if they believed people should be put in jail for committing crimes.

The bullcrap and outcry shows just how the liberals and amnesty groups are organized… screw them. Ilegal is illegal. As was noted in a number of places, the headline at bottom of screen on CNN said…

Arizona law would make it illegal to be an illegal immigrant

What more has to be said about the left?

PhilipJames on April 28, 2010 at 1:40 AM

Like the hungry folks in Zimbabwe who thought that crops magically grew themselves when you expelled the racist white farmers, the La Raza cheering section will have a similar hard knock of discovery when the scorned gringo country they invaded to leech off becomes, thanks to their undermining efforts, El Mexico Gigantico, a huge, drug-corrupted kleptocracy, falling into gang-riddled brutality and balkanized chaos.

If you cannot stand the rule of law, stay home and cause trouble there.

profitsbeard on April 28, 2010 at 1:46 AM

I actually wouldn’t see this as a surprise. If you did what you were suppose to, studied, signed up for citizenship, paid for classes and followed the law, possibly even risked your life fighting for this country, wouldn’t you hope people don’t get a free pass just because they crossed a river.

As usual though the voice heard isn’t the voice of the people, its the voice of the fringe agitators like Sharpton and La Raza who don’t represent even a fraction of the people they claim to.

Rbastid on April 28, 2010 at 2:00 AM

This has been true of nearly every anti-ILLEGAL measure in AZ since I’ve lived here. There have been several ballot propositions which have been passed, including the voter ID law, in 2004, which Janet “J-No” Napolitano fought like mad against. Most, if not all of them, have been supported by a majority of LEGAL immigrants.

JannyMae on April 28, 2010 at 2:00 AM

Where are the trolls to tell us the latinos are racist or wrong????????

HornetSting on April 27, 2010 at 11:03 PM

Or that they’re not really latinos, they’re “white racist teab-gging redn-cks” who lied to the pollster in order to punk the poll?

RD on April 28, 2010 at 2:24 AM

Are protesters rising up because cops can stop you at check points to see if you’ve been drinking without observing any eratic driving or visual consumption? No.

Is there a call for boycotting airlines because TSA can now x-ray through your clothes and look at your privates to see if your packing a weapon with no provocation? No.

But law enforcement are allowed to ask for proof of legal status and suddenly people are screaming that Arizona is a facist, racist police state akin to Nazi Germany?

Wow, just wow.

wordsmithy2009 on April 28, 2010 at 3:16 AM

I travel in Mexico a lot because the people are great and it is a beautiful country. I must have my tourist visa on me all the time. A LEO can ask me for it for any reason.

Seems we should be able to do the same.

Dingbat63 on April 28, 2010 at 6:58 AM

Consider who is the most likely victim of kidnappings and worse by Mexican drug gangs . . . . You got it — Hispanics. They have good reason to want secure borders.

WannabeAnglican on April 28, 2010 at 7:50 AM

Legal Hispanics support it because they have nothing to fear from it. Despite the Sharpton/CNN/Obama hysteria, this bill does not give the police power to send anyone named Miguel to jail for 50 years simply for being named Miguel. a Hispanic Arizonan is as affected by the crime, deteriorating public schools and hospital closings due to illegals, as anyone else. Why wouldn’t they support an effort to crack down on the problem?

Some of the most ardent supporters of tough illegal immigration laws I’ve met have been immigrants. Legal immigrants that is. They had to wait in line, fill out never ending forms, pay fees, wait some more before being granted the right to be citizens. And they are pissed off more than you can imagine when they see millions of illegals just showing up and demanding citizenship on the spot.

I’ve heard a lot of RINO types talk about how this bill could hur Republicans with immigrants. Bulls**t. It’s time for the MSM and Republicans to stop listening to “immigrant rights groups” and listen to actual immigrants.

angryed on April 28, 2010 at 7:52 AM

been listening to az sheriffs on the msm and they say that the illegals will tell them up front that they are illegal when they get pulled over for a violation…sheriffs couldn’t really do anything before this law, now they can call ICE and let them take care of it…

cmsinaz on April 28, 2010 at 7:53 AM

This is a great example that the left owns racism. They are inciting violence. Yes, from top to bottom. You are a racist
if you use race to incite violence.

Their understanding of equality is that some are more equal than others.

lilium on April 28, 2010 at 8:04 AM

Update: Another worthy caveat from the comments: The sub-sample of Latino likely voters must be relatively small, which would mean a large margin of error. That might explain why Rasmussen didn’t flag it. Just flag this result now for comparison purposes, as there’ll be plenty of more extensive polling in the days ahead.

Not exactly. If “other” encompasses Latino’s, asian and native Americans – within “other’s” latino’s represent 78%, Native Americans 15% and asians 7%.

It is perfectly within the “subgroup” consideration, being 37.5% (30+5+2.5) of AZ total population is that “other” – and again latinos make up 78% of that 37.5%

Had Rasmussen or you Ed stated “Majority of Asians favor…” then it would be a much higher margin of error. Because if what you are updating is true – you may want to rewrite the article and headline…

On a side note: I find it interesting blacks are 50/50 – the lowest block of “approval”, when this bill in no way shape or form effects them. Though the premise “cops hate us” is.

Odie1941 on April 28, 2010 at 9:40 AM

My bad Ed, realized it was Allah from last night.

Now I understand why the data confused the author…

Odie1941 on April 28, 2010 at 9:51 AM

Hello! What part of ILLEGAL is so hard to comprehend?!? This is one latino, who considers himself an American only anyway, who wants people that immigrate here who respect the law to begin with – I don’t want anyone around who is willing to circumvent and ignore laws as important as those dealing with immigration. That right there shows contempt for our country and if they can break those laws what other laws will they be willing to break?!? Just saying – I know all cases aren’t the same but what we’re seeing with the crime sprees, protesting and the acting up isn’t very pretty. There needs to be some kind of control and the Governor of Arizona showed some real cojones in making her difficult decision. I hope other states follow suit and we need to support our brothers and sisters in Arizona against the idiocy in San Francisco and the other liberal cesspools.

mozalf on April 28, 2010 at 11:20 AM

I’m reminded of a lovely Spanish lady I met at the tea party here in Sacramento. She had a poster saying that she left Spain to ESCAPE socialism. Got the picture on my phone.

TheUnrepentantGeek on April 28, 2010 at 11:32 AM

On a side note: I find it interesting blacks are 50/50 – the lowest block of “approval”, when this bill in no way shape or form effects them. Though the premise “cops hate us” is.

Odie1941 on April 28, 2010 at 9:40 AM

I don’t get it either. If I were (falsely) worried about being pulled over for DWB (Driving While Black), then this completely eliminates that fear. This would tend to (falsely) say that now the cops will be focusing on DWB (Driving While Brown) and leave them alone.

barnone on April 28, 2010 at 11:48 AM

barnone on April 28, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Never thought of that, me likey…

Odie1941 on April 28, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Victor Davis Hanson asked these questions in an article at PJTV yesterday(?):

Does the state contravene federal authority by exercising it?

If the federal government does not protect the borders of a state, does the state have a right to do it itself?

Does anyone have any information about case law or plain old American history that might help me answer these questions?

jcrue on April 28, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Why are all of these illiterate low-rents leaving Mexico in the first place? It’s a Mexican problem and they want us to provide the solution at our peril.

LarryG on April 28, 2010 at 1:56 PM

You know what is Racist…

No one cares about all the Illegal people who die trying to walk across the desert to get here.
Where is the outrage in all that..?

No one cares about all the vans and trucks found abandoned by coyotes who got spooked…locked and packed full of Illegal Immigrants sitting in the desert, in the heat of the day. Some live, some die.
Where is the outrage in all that..?

No one cares about all the drop houses with 20, 30, 40 people being held against their will in filthy conditions, beaten, rapped, while Human smugglers extort more money from the Illegal’s families before releasing them.
Where is the outrage in all that..?

There is so much going on here. Human trafficking is such an ugly, ugly thing. Putting an end to it “IS” the compassionate thing to do. Libs never talk about these things…why…?

Badbrucskie on April 28, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Why not “immigration enforcement”?

bannedbyhuffpo on April 27, 2010 at 10:47 PM

What I’ve been saying all along.
AZ did not need to do this, but it is a strong statement to the feds “We’re tired of you not doing anything”.

Badger40 on April 28, 2010 at 5:01 PM

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