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Gene Dieken's comments:
This morning OPB chose to repeatedly feature the results of questions 15 & 16 of this survey: 61% of Oregonians support the Arizona immigration law. The problem with all polling like this is that the questions are asked outside of a real-world context.
The real-world question would be something like: "Oregon currently faces a half billon dollar budget shortfall. Given your support for implementing an Arizona-like law here, what tax increases or additional program budget cuts would you favor in order to pay for enforcing and administering such a law?"
Blareing out contextless poll results as news is journalistically fraught and can easily be taken as editorial advocacy. I expect better from OPB.
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