May 7, 2010

MAJOR MEDIA FAIL: Note this poll on Arizona:

The new poll finds 61 percent of voters nationally think Arizona was right to take action instead of waiting for the federal government to do something on immigration. That’s more than twice as many as the 27 percent who think securing the border is a federal responsibility and Arizona should have waited for Washington to act. . . . Significantly more voters think the Obama administration should wait and see how the new law works (64 percent) than think the administration should try to stop it (15 percent).

Forget the Arizona bill itself. What this poll says is that despite weeks of national-media coverage that was unrelentingly negative, calling the bill racist, drawing Nazi analogies, etc. — only 15 percent are really against it. Sorry guys — you’re still talking, but people aren’t listening.

UPDATE: A reader asks why I didn’t just use the favor/oppose numbers, which support the bill but in a less lopsided way. Because if the bill is really a racist, Nazi enactment, people should want to actually do something about it, not just register opposition. Right?

ANOTHER UPDATE: L.A. Times: New poll: Now, even Democrats oppose repealing Arizona’s illegal immigrant law. “By a two to one margin (52-26), Democrats said the law should be left alone to ‘see how it works.'” I had missed that. It underscores the point, though. . . .

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