While America waits for the verdict in the Arpaio trial, his approval rating fell in connection with his Obama birther "investigation"
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio recently lost support among his Maricopa County constituents amid a high-profile attempt to prove that President Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate is a forgery, a new poll finds.
According to the poll commissioned by Citizens for a Better Arizona, a group helmed by progressive activist Randy Parraz, a well-known Arpaio critic, the sheriff's favorability rating now stands at 53 percent.
While that is by no means a dismal number, the telephone poll of 600 likely voters showed that about 65 percent of respondents disapproved of Arpaio's birther investigation, and around 50 percent said he did a poor job of keeping politics out of his office's dealings.
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