UPDATE: At 3:30 p.m. April 23, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed S.B. 1070 into law during a press conference
A new Rasmussen poll reveals that 70% of likely voters in Arizona support the new illegal immigration bill passed by the State Legislature. Only 23% oppose the bill. If signed into law, the bill would make it a crime to be in the state of Arizona illegally.
A majority of Arizona likely voters (53%), however, did express concern about if the bill will cause racial profiling. Forty-six percent expressed no concern.
The poll also asked likely voters how immigration will impact their decision at the polls, and 83% of Arizona residents said a candidate’s position on immigration issues is important. Seventy-three percent of respondents also said that it’s more important that Congress secure the border than offer an amnesty for the nation’s 12 million illegal aliens.
The majority of Republicans, Independents and Democrats all support the bill. Although, Democrats were more concerned than the other two groups on potential civil rights violations the bill may have.
The bill awaits signature by Gov. Jan Brewer, but reports show signs that the Governor will sign the bill into law.