The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 14-15, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Most voters have supported the Arizona immigration law from the start, despite criticism of it by President Obama and others, including most major Hispanic groups. Only 25% have a favorable view of those who marched and protested for immigrant rights in major cities following passage of the law.
Seventy-eight percent (78%) of voters say the issue of immigration is at least somewhat important in terms of how they will vote in the next election. This includes 50% who say it is Very Important.