Tomorrow is the Arizona Republican Primary. According to online source Rasmussen Reports a telephone survey completed on February 23rd predicts thatMitt Romney will win the winner-take-all contest in Arizona with 42% of the votes. Rick Santorum is expected to come in second with 23% of the votes. Rasmussen Reports has a 95% statistical confidence in their survey findings. Newt Gingrich who campaigned on a “humane policy” for illegal immigrants living in Arizona is expected to come in third place in the primary voting.
The people of Arizona have expressed the harshest views on illegal immigrants and their drug fueled violence. Arizona government wants a double fence built on their border with the country of Mexico. In recent years the population of Arizona has increased by 24.6% as compared to the national average of population increase of 9.7%. President Obama’s Justice Department is fighting to strike down the Arizona law on immigration as unconstitutional (when did the Obama administration get interested in constitutional rights?).
The Supreme Court ruling on the Arizona immigration law will probably come down this summer just as the presidential election heats up. A ruling on the overhaul of Obamacare is scheduled on the Supreme Court docket of 2012. Arizonians are reported as being resistant to the big government initiatives like Obama health care reform.
Those living in Arizona below the poverty line include 15.5% of the residents as compared to 13.8 per cent of people residing in the United States as a whole. According to U. S. Census Bureau statistics from 2010 14.2% of Arizona residents were born in other countries.
While 85% of Arizona people have a high school education or better, the state still has the nation’s 15th highest unemployment rate at 8.7%. The state of North Dakota where Ron Paul is expected to win over his first Republican delegates for the National convention has the lowest rate of unemployment at 3.3%.
Mitt Romney won in Nevada where unemployment is 12.5%. He also won in Florida where unemployment is 9.8%. This is no doubt due to his MBA, his reported business acumen, and blaming various housing problems on Newt Gingrich. However, he also won in New Hampshire where the unemployment rate is approximately 5.1%.
Arizona has a 57.9% white non-Hispanic population as compared to the national average of white non-Hispanic residents which is 63.7%. Twenty nine per cent of the population of Arizona is comprised of Hispanics and Latinos. Four per cent of the people participate in the Mormon Church. Arizona has the highest population of Native Americans in the country.
Mitt now enjoys Republican endorsements from Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Arizona Senator John McCain, the former Governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Delaware’s Christine O’Donnell.
Some people think that if Mitt Romney does not win the Michigan Primary also scheduled for tomorrow that his campaign will lose momentum. With Super Tuesday only a few days away, it is doubtful that this candidate will take much time off to do more than breathe deeply. In 2008 Republican candidate John McCain won in Arizona and Mitt Romney won In Michigan.