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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

ARIZONA LAW COULD COST GOP TEXAS GOVERNOR'S RACE

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From Public Policy Polling:

Our poll of the Texas Governor's race this week is another data point
indicating possible backlash for Republican candidates this fall in the
wake of the Arizona immigration law.

When we polled the race in
Februrary Rick Perry led Bill White by 6 points. The race is tied now,
and the movement since the previous poll has come completely with
Hispanic voters. With white voters Perry led 54-35 then and leads 55-35
now. With black voters White led 81-12 then and leads 70-7 now. But
with Hispanics Perry has gone from leading 53-41 in February to now
trailing 55-21. And it's not that the sample of Hispanic voters we
interviewed for this poll was somehow fundamentally different from the
previous one- Barack Obama's approval with them on this poll was 49%
compared to 47% on the previous Texas poll.

Hispanics moving
toward Democratic candidates since the Arizona immigration bill was
signed is becoming a trend in our polling of western states. Previous
races where we polled before and after the signing of the immigration
bill showed Rodney Glassman going from a 17 point deficit against John
McCain with Hispanics to a 17 point lead, Michael Bennet going from a 12
point lead to a 21 point lead against Jane Norton with them, and Terry
Goddard going from a 20 point lead to a 46 point lead with them.

There's
no doubt the immigration bill is popular nationally. But if it causes
Hispanics to change their voting behavior without a parallel shift among
whites then it's going to end up playing to Democratic advantage this
fall. It's much more important to look at how Hispanic voters in states
with large Hispanic populations are reacting than it is to look at the
national numbers, at least as it pertains to this fall's election.

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  1. George Chell's Avatar
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jnZAv3VC5P-Hj9yYTA23c73qq28QD9GHFA700
  2. Another Voice's Avatar
    Let's hope they go out to vote and show that they are a force to be reckon with at the polls!!!
  3. Another Voice's Avatar
    NYC mayor, major CEOs lobby for immigration reform

    By SARA KUGLER FRAZIER
    Associated Press Writer

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NYC_MAYOR_IMMIGRATION_GROUP?SITE=AZPHG&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
  4. SG's Avatar
    All talk. Nothing else.
  5. Vento's Avatar
    Greg

    Wondering if you have seen this? http://blogs.forbes.com/billions/2010/06/24/bloomberg-and-murdoch-meet-fox-news-immigration-unites-billionaires/

    Didn't see any threads or discussion of any potential implications of this?
  6. USC's Avatar
    State of California to boycott Arizona?

    http://www.examiner.com/x-44979-Sacramento-Civil-Rights-Examiner~y2010m6d24-California-State-Senators-take-lead-in-calling-for-official-Arizona-boycott



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