A new poll finds Californians are nearly evenly divided over Arizona's illegal immigration law.
The Field Poll released Friday says 49 percent of registered voters support it, while 45 percent are opposed.
Republicans strongly favor the law, which is facing several legal challenges. Democrats are heavily against it.
The poll finds that majorities of whites and blacks favor the law, while 71 percent of Hispanics object. Opinion in the Asian community varies by ethnic group.
The law requires police to question suspects about their immigration status if there is a "reasonable suspicion" the person is in the country illegally.
The telephone survey of 1,390 registered voters was conducted June 22 through July 5. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.