MIAMI--()--Univision Communications Inc. and The Associated Press today revealed the results of the most comprehensive Hispanic poll conducted to-date on immigration and the recently passed Arizona SB1070 law, among other topics of importance. Some of the study’s key findings include Hispanics’ stance on the controversial Arizona law, with 67% of respondents opposed, while 86% favor providing a legal path for undocumented immigrants already in the United States to become U.S. citizens. On the other hand, the poll results demonstrate Hispanics are divided on the government’s measures to keep immigrants from entering the U.S. illegally, with 52% of them believing the government should be doing more on this front. The poll results were presented today during the network’s broadcast of “Noticiero Univision” (Univision Network News). Tonight’s edition of “Última Hora” (Late News) at 11:30pm ET/PT (10:30pm Central) will also have details on the poll results. Tomorrow both newscasts will also highlight the information at 6:30pm ET/PT (5:30pm Central) and 11:30pm ET/PT (10:30pm Central).
Other key findings from the study include:
The AP-Univision Poll was conducted from May 7 to the 12th by GFK Roper Public Affairs and Media. It involved landline and cell phone interviews with 901 Hispanic adults and had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 5.3 percentage points.
Some of these results will be discussed during Univision’s special commercial-free presentation of “Inmigración: Un Debate Nacional” (Immigration: A National Debate), airing tomorrow Friday, May 14 at 10pm ET/PT (9pm Central) on the Univision Network. Moderated by Univision News anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas at the Univision studios in Miami, FL and by local news anchor Mary Rabago from the studios of Univision affiliate KTVW-33 in Phoenix, AZ, this town hall event will provide a platform for both sides to discuss key issues surrounding immigration policy in the U.S.
“Inmigración: Un Debate Nacional” will be closed-captioned in English on CC3 where available. The event will also be streamed live on Univision.com (keyword: Ley de Arizona) and simulcast on Univision’s sister radio network RadioCadena Univision.
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