A majority of likely voters oppose the Obama administration’s decision to sue Arizona over the state’s immigration law, according to a new Rasmussen poll.

Fifty-six percent of respondents said they oppose the suit, while 28 percent support it.


In fact, 61 percent of respondents said they’d like to see a law similar to Arizona’s in their home state, with 28 percent dissenting.

More from Rasmussen:

Eighty-six percent (86%) of all Likely Voters say the immigration issue is at least somewhat important to how they will vote for Congress this November, with 55% who say it is Very Important.

Those who say the issue is Very Important to their vote are even more likely to oppose the government action. Seventy-two percent (72%) of those who rate the immigration issue Very Important to their vote disagree with the Justice Department challenge.