|That's what most Arizonans on the phone with pollsters this week had to say.|
If you trust public-opinion polling, then Arizonans aren't the hard-asses about illegal immigration that they're portrayed to be.
According to a new poll from the Merrill/Morrison Institute -- which found earlier in the week that the race between President Obama and eventual GOP nominee Mitt Romney is a "toss up" in Arizona
-- 73 percent of the state supports the DREAM Act.
The DREAM Act, in the basic sense, allows undocumented youngsters who graduate from college or complete military service to become citizens of the U.S. of A.
The poll says just 7 percent of Arizonans take the Russell Pearce route
of saying they "strongly oppose" such legislation, while another 15 percent simply opposed it.
"While strong support for the Dream Act among Hispanics comes as no surprise, it is more important to note that 7 out of 10 Anglos also support it," Morrison Institute research director David Daugherty says in the poll's release. "These findings largely contradict the common impression that Arizonans are anti-Mexican immigrant." More »