Arizona Immigration Law Supported By 55% Of Coloradans: Rasmussen

07/05/2010 05:12 am 05:12:02 | Updated May 25, 2011

According to a new Rasmussen poll, 55% of Coloradans support Arizona's controversial new immigration bill. Rasmussen asked 500 likely Colorado voters whether they "favor or oppose legislation that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant."

55% responded that they would support such legislation, while 35% say they oppose it.

The release of the survey coincides with Republican Colorado Attorney General John Suthers telling reporters that he would oppose such legislation.

On April 23, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer set off a national firestorm signed into law a bill that forces all immigrants to carry paperwork with them at all times, and empowers law enforcement to look into the immigration status of anyone they find suspicious of being an illegal immigrant.

Critics have reacted by calling the law racist, unconstitutional and an affront to civil rights. Many have even called for a boycott of Arizona.

The poll also surveyed likely voters on their preferences in the Colorado Senate Race. The poll showed roughly the same results as last month's Rasmussen poll, with Republican candidates maintaining a slight lead over the both incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet, and his challenger Andrew Romanoff.

Both leading Republicans, Jane Norton and Ken Buck, have come out in favor of Arizona's immigration bill, while both Democrats have condoned it.

Meanwhile, group called Americans for America PAC released the following ad admonishing Norton for the


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