The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported in an article yesterday the results of a statewide poll it conducted with other major papers across the state. The paper reported the following results:
Fifty-three percent of registered [Texas] voters said they would like such a law in Texas, 38 percent oppose it, 8 percent aren't sure and 1 percent refused to answer, according to a poll conducted for the Star-Telegram and other major newspapers in the state.
Texans aren't as sure about whether the Constitution should be changed to give citizenship to children born in the U.S. only if their parents are legal citizens. But more than three-fourths of Texans say they are ready for voter ID requirements -- they just aren't sure whether it should be photo ID or photo ID with registration allowed at the polls.
Here is a link to a similar story in the San Antonio Express-News, which also reports that the poll was:
. . .conducted Sept. 15-22 for the San Antonio Express-News, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Austin American-Statesman and Fort Worth Star-Telegram by Blum & Weprin Associates Inc. The margin of error was plus or minus 3 percent.
You get the picture. This naturally begs the question, well several questions:
How would such a strict law help or hinder the construction industry? Should this be on the November ballot? Do you think Texas has shifted its attitude in part due to violence in Mexico? Or is this a reaction to the law in Arizona? If you caught Steven Colbert's testimony, which was in character, in front of cameras last week testifying before a house committee hearing on immigrant farm workers, how did you react?
We'd like to know your opinion on this very controversial issue. Tell us what you think!