Monday, June 28, 2010

SB 1070 and the Latino/a Vote: Is Texas Turning Blue?

Frank Valdes and Steven Ramirez have been arguing on this blog that SB 1070 is a product of Republicans and that Latinos/as should take note of this fact the next time they vote. There is now evidence that Latinos/as may be reaching the same conclusion. In a major political development, Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows that Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry is now tied with Democratic candidate Bill White in the race to become the governor of Texas. In February, Governor Perry was leading by six points according to PPP. What happened? PPP explains: "The race is tied now, and the movement since the previous poll has come completely with Hispanic voters." (Tom Jensen, Immigration Bill Fallout In Texas, Public Policy Polling, June 22, 2010).

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