The Week in Review: What the polls told us

Sixty percent (60%) of voters nationwide favor a law like the one passed in Arizona, though nearly as many are at least somewhat concerned that the civil rights of some U.S. citizens may be violated.

But our polling also makes clear that voters are angry about the government’s failure to stop illegal immigration and are not angry at the immigrants themselves. In fact, 58% of voters favor a policy that would welcome all immigrants except “national security threats, criminals and those who would come here to live off our welfare system.” Just 26% disagree with such an approach.

Sixty-four percent (64%) of Arizona voters support the new law, and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s decision to sign the measure has given her job approval ratings a sizable bounce. Continuing criticism of the law and rallies nationally to protest it will test that support and Brewer’s bid for reelection. Rasmussen Reports will release new numbers about voter attitudes toward the Arizona law on Tuesday.

Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters now believe relations between whites and Hispanics in America are getting worse, up 15 points from December. But voter perceptions of black-Hispanic relations are unchanged.

While civil rights concerns raised by Arizona’s recently passed immigration law are a hot topic in the news, 71% continue to believe American society is generally fair and decent, although many voters don’t believe the president shares that view.

Support for repeal of the president’s national health care plan remains strong more than a month after its passage into law as most voters believe it will increase the cost of care, hurt quality and push the federal budget deficit even higher.

Read much more at  What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls – Rasmussen Reports™.

About the Author

Politisite delivers the latest Breaking Political News, Debate Coverage, Election Results, Commentary and Analysis. We provide in-depth news with special reports and interactive political coverage. Politisite was a pioneer in internet political news gathering and dissemination. Politisite came live in early 1998 and become the first internet only news source to cover local, state, and national political campaigns, debates and elections. Before there were the terms Blog, Blogger, New Media, or Crowd-sourcing, Politisite was developing what has become the standard in political news coverage, long before most political sites were even conceived. The Name ‘Politisite” simply means Political Website.

Author Archive Page

1 Comment

Post a Comment