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Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 06/17/2010

Ariz. immigration law hurts U.S. image in Mexico

A new Washington Post-ABC News polls finds broad support north of the border for the new Arizona immigration law, but the legislation has soured Mexican views of the U.S.

Collected as part of the 22-nation Pew Global Attitudes Survey, new data from Mexico show Mexicans' becoming dramatically more critical of the U.S. after the passage of the tough immigration law in Arizona. In interviews before the law's passage, 62 percent of Mexicans said they viewed the U.S. favorably; afterwards, positive mentions were sliced to 44 percent. Unfavorable ratings jumped from 27 to 48 percent.

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