Saturday, July 17, 2010

California: July Field Poll Wrong on Arizona Law

The new July Field Poll of California registered voters shows that the majority support the new Arizona law on illegal immigration -- even though the Field Poll question misstates the law. The Field Poll results were that 49% support the law and 44% oppose. Here is how the Field Poll phrased the question:
The state of Arizona recently passed a new law that gives police the right to question anyone who they think may be in the country illegally and ask them to produce documents to verify their legal status. Do you approve or disapprove of Arizona’s new illegal immigration law? Do you feel this way strongly or somewhat?

In fact, the law says police may only investigate immigration status incident to a "lawful stop, detention, or arrest". The police are also not allowed to stop someone based on suspicion about their immigration status. And even after a lawful stop, detention, or arrest" the police may not question someone about immigration status simply based on their race or national origin.

So, I think the Field Poll was asking a false and biased question. But still they found the majority support the law.

5 comments:

莊雅和莊雅和莊雅和 said...

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育隆 said...

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LL said...

Thinking people understand that ILLEGAL immigration should be...ILLEGAL. What a concept!

Perpetua said...

Hi LL,
And according to that reasoning, thinking people may be in the majority of registered voters in California.
What a concept!

俊成俊成 said...

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