Survey finds Arizona's likely voters support a functioning border, not a wall

Published: Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 1:57pm

According to a recent survey of likely voters, Arizonans take a much more nuanced approach to border issues than campaign talking points would suggest.

Eighty-seven percent of likely voters support policies that create a functioning border for both commerce and immigration, according to an April survey conducted by the Center for the Future of Arizona. And 81% support comprehensive immigration reform policies that include a pathway to citizenship.

“Arizona voters just don't see building a wall as the solution,” said Sybil Francis, CEO of the Center. “They want a comprehensive approach to achieving border security and getting economic success that includes immigration reform, and creating a functioning border for commerce.”

To make the agenda, at least 50% of all respondents — that’s Republicans, Democrats, independents and nonaffiliated voters — must indicate they strongly support the issue.

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