New data from a Quinnipiac University national survey shows that a large majority of Americans support Arizona's tough new immigration law, SB 1070, which will be the subject of Supreme Court hearings next week. The law was immediately challenged by the Department of Justice after it was passed, on the grounds it subjugates the federal government's authority to enforce immigration policies.
A 68 percent majority said they supported the law, against only 27 percent who opposed it. Asked whether the Supreme Court should strike it down, 62 percent said no, and only 27 percent said yes. The law was supported accross all demographics, except for Latino voters, who supported it at a 47 percent clip, against 49 percent opposed. A 45 percent pluralaility of Latinos said the law should be upheld, while 43 percent want to discard it.