A new Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll of Arizona finds a majority favoring the state's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, but that it also continues to divide the state on racial and partisan lines. In addition, support falls if the law's potentially onerous burdens to carry papers proving citizenship are explained, but only slightly.
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A first question was asked: "Based on what you know or have heard about the new Arizona immigration law, do you favor or oppose it?" The top-line number is 53% in favor, to 36% opposed. The numbers among Republicans are 89%-7%, Democrats are 12%-79%, and independents are 46%-28%. Support among whites is at 63%-26%, Hispanics are at 15%-76%, and blacks are at 8%-80%.
The top-line numbers similar to a recent Rocky Mountain Poll, with some minor differences in the internal figures when allowing for the larger margins of error in sub-groups.