Arizona: Voters doubt SB 1070 benefit, want job focus

… Central to Arizona’s effort against undocumented immigrants is Senate Bill 1070, which was passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Jan Brewer in the spring of 2010. The law, which was immediately challenged in court by the U.S. Justice Department, was at the time the nation’s harshest anti-immigrant measure and spawned copycat bills in other states. …

However, the law — which was initially supported by a majority of Arizonans — seems to have slipped in popularity. The Morrison Institute poll asked whether SB1070 had in general been beneficial or damaging to Arizona. Nearly one-third of respondents — 32 percent—said the measure had benefited Arizona, while 41 percent said it had damaged the state. [cont.]

Morrison Institute, ASU