More than half of Texas Hispanics identify themselves as conservatives

I guess the issue of why people oppose illegal immigrants needs to be explained better. The poll is from the Dallas Morning News.

more than half of Texas Hispanics call themselves conservative, and a surprising 23 percent say they might participate in Tuesday's GOP primary. Among those, Perry leads Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison by 2 to 1, according to the poll, commissioned by an Austin consultant for a national group of Hispanic legislative leaders. . . .

The poll found that only 18 percent of Texas Hispanics say they're liberal or progressive, while 54 percent say they're conservative, moderate conservative or religiously conservative.

But Camarillo said many Hispanics who identify themselves as conservative aren't talking about "less taxes, less government," the way white conservatives would.

"When a Latino says that he or she is conservative, they're thinking about how they are raising the kids and ... the family," she said. "It's more about work ethic, and that when you give your word, you give your word. Those kinds of things are what they're thinking of. It's a different frame of mind, and pollsters have yet to define it." . . .

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Blogger Brian K Miller said...

I don't know why they are so shocked. It sounds like the same definition of "conservative" that everyone else uses.

2/24/2010 7:31 PM  

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