DENVER, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Candidates are finding it costly to take a hard-line approach on U.S. immigration in Arizona and Colorado, where the issue is a top concern.
Stateline.org said Democratic candidates for governor in Arizona and Colorado lead their opponents by double digits and illegal immigration is seen as a reason.
A poll conducted by Arizona State University showed Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano has outpaced her Republican challenger Len Munsil 67 percent to 24 percent. Napolitano vetoed eight bills related to illegal immigration this year.
Democratic pollster Chris Dorvall told Stateline.org, "The conventional wisdom was Democrats would get burned on (immigration), but what's interesting is that's not happening in places like Arizona, which is Ground Zero."
An October poll released by the conservative group Center for Immigration Studies found 53 percent of people in the United States asked ranked illegal immigration as one of three top concerns.