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Poll: 68% of Americans oppose boycotts against Arizona

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Poll: 68% of Americans oppose boycotts against Arizona

About 68 percent of Americans oppose the boycotts against Arizona in wake of the state's new immigration law, according to a new poll.

A new survey by conservative pollsters Rasmussen Reports shows that only 14 percent of adults think it’s a good idea for cities or states to join that boycott; 10 percent don’t care one way or the other, and 9 percent are undecided.

While 40 percent say they would avoid doing business with any city or state that boycotts Arizona, another 43 percent disagree and would continue to do business with them, and 17 percent aren’t sure.

More than half of voters nationwide – 55 percent – favor passage of a law like Arizona’s in their own state. When asked specifically about the chief provision of the Arizona law, support is even higher: 69 percent believe a law enforcement officers should be required to check immigration status of anyone stopped for a traffic violation or violation of some other law if he suspects the person might be an illegal immigrant.

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