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New Yorkers Divided Over Immigration Law

New York voters are split over whether they favor an Arizona-like immigration law in their state.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds that 45% favor an immigration law like the one passed in Arizona, much lower than findings nationally. Forty-four percent (44%), however, oppose such a law in New York. Another 11% are not sure how they feel about an immigration law. (To see survey question wording, click here).

In July, New York voters were less divided on the issue, with Forty-seven percent (47%) favored an immigration law, while 38% opposed such a law in their own state.

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This statewide telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters in New York was conducted on September 16, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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