American voters by a nearly three-to-one margin are more embarrassed by the antics of the country's "political class" than they are by laws like Arizona's recently enacted immigration statute, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey.
"A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 26% of voters are embarrassed by Arizona and its behavior. Sixty-two percent (62%) are not," Rasmussen said. "However, 59% are embarrassed by the nation’s Political Class and its behavior. Twenty-three percent (23%) are not."
The telephone survey of 1.000 likely voters was conducted July 12-13 and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percent, with a 95 percent confidence level.
"Overall, by a three-to-one margin, voters see the Political Class as a greater threat to the nation than laws like the one passed recently in Arizona. Sixty-four percent (64%) see the Political Class as the bigger threat, while 20% say the opposite," Rasmussen said.
"Forty-three percent (43%) of Democrats see the Political Class as a bigger threat, while 36% of those in the president’s party point to Arizona. Republicans and unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly see the Political Class as the bigger threat."
Interestingly, Rasmussen pointed to Dana Milbank's recent column in which he called Arizona the "pariah state" as a result of its passage of the immigration law that allows local and state law enforcement officials to request proof of citizen from individuals who have been stopped on suspicion of other crimes or infractions.
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