First some polls
Center Right Nation
Conservatives Maintain Edge as Top Ideological GroupCompared with 2008, more Americans “conservative” in general, and on issues.
Another poll of interest is about how Mexican nationals see the immigration issue:
Public Opinion in Mexico on U.S. Immigration: Zogby Poll Examines Attitudes
Among the findings:
A clear majority of people in Mexico, 56 percent, thought giving legal status to illegal immigrants in the United States would make it more likely that people they know would go to the United States illegally. Just 17 percent thought it would make Mexicans less likely to go illegally. The rest were unsure or thought it would make no difference.
Of Mexicans with a member of their immediate household in the United States, 65 percent said a legalization program would make people they know more likely to go to America illegally.
Two-thirds of Mexicans know someone living in the United States; one-third said an immediate member of their household was living in the United States.
Interest in going to the United States remains strong even in the current recession, with 36 percent of Mexicans (39 million people) saying they would move to the United States if they could. At present, 12 to 13 million Mexico-born people live in the United States.
A new Pew Research Center poll also found that about one-third of Mexicans would go to the United States if they could.
An overwhelming majority (69 percent) of people in Mexico thought that the primary loyalty of Mexican-Americans (Mexico- and U.S.-born) should be to Mexico. Just 20 percent said it should be to the United States. The rest were unsure.
Also, 69 percent of people in Mexico felt that the Mexican government should represent the interests of Mexican-Americans (Mexico- and U.S.-born) in the United States.
And check out this piece from the LA Times:
The Golden State isn't worth it
The smackdown of California big government is a must read. Sphere: Related Content