Iowa Poll: Attitudes shift on immigration
Sixty-six percent of Iowans also favor passing an illegal-immigration law like the one enacted this year in Arizona, requiring local law enforcement to check the legal residency status of people stopped for other offenses. The feeling is strongest — more than 80 percent — among tea party supporters, Republicans, born-again Christians and people who say they intend to vote for former Gov. Terry Branstad as he seeks the office again.
And the general support for immigrants in Iowa has dropped from 2/3 in 2007 to 50% now.