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Majority of Texans, 40 percent of Hispanics and Latinos support migrant bussing: poll

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A majority of Texas residents and more than 40% of the state’s Hispanic and Latinx voters support state guidance to bus illegal immigrants to other parts of the country, according to a poll released Thursday. I support their efforts.

Polls also show that incumbent Republican Governor Greg Abbott maintains a lead with all voters over Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke.

of statewide vote According to Spectrum News and Siena College, which surveyed 651 potential voters in Texas, 41% of Hispanics in the state support the state’s efforts to move illegal immigrants to cities such as New York and Chicago. 44% of respondents opposed the process.

Overall, 52% of Texas voters said they supported the practice. Seventy percent of Democrats said they opposed busing immigrants to other cities, compared to 16% of party voters who said they supported it. As for Republicans, 87% said they supported the process and 10% said they opposed it.

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Venezuelan immigrants board a bus in Del Rio, Texas, Aug. 2, 2022.
(Stephanie Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)

The findings show that Abbott and other state leaders will send dozens of buses carrying illegal immigrants from Texas to other parts of the country this year, even as President Biden addressed the crisis along the southern border. The move sparked backlash among city leaders who have dealt with immigration, including New York City Mayor Eric Adams and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Asked about their views on Operation Lone Star, launched by Gov. Greg Abbott last year, 45% of Hispanic voters said they strongly or somewhat support the initiative. By contrast, his 47% of Hispanic voters said they were either moderately or strongly opposed to the operation.

Statewide, 58% of voters who took part in the survey said they strongly or somewhat supported Operation Lone Star, while 35% said they strongly or somewhat opposed the initiative.

Despite President Biden's handling of the crisis along the southern border, Abbott and other state leaders this year organized efforts to send dozens of buses carrying illegal immigrants from Texas to other parts of the country. did.

Despite President Biden’s handling of the crisis along the southern border, Abbott and other state leaders this year organized efforts to send dozens of buses carrying illegal immigrants from Texas to other parts of the country. did.
((Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Images))

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President Biden’s approval ratings among Hispanic voters in Texas appear to be dropping even further, with 55% of Latinos saying they are either strongly or somewhat dissatisfied with his job performance, compared with White voters. Forty-three percent said they strongly or somewhat endorse Biden’s performance at House.

Despite Biden’s assessment of Hispanics in the state, poll results show Beto O’Rourke, who faces Abbott in the state’s general election on Nov. 8, remains well-placed in the community. Indicated.

Fifty-three percent of Hispanics said they had a positive view of O’Rourke, while 34% of Hispanics said they had a similar view of Abbott. Of all voters surveyed, 39% have a favorable opinion of his O’Rourke and 47% have a favorable opinion of Abbott.

Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke (left) and incumbent Republican Governor Greg Abbott (right).

Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke (left) and incumbent Republican Governor Greg Abbott (right).
(Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW | Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

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When asked if the election was held today, 58% of Hispanic voters said they would vote for O’Rourke, and 36% said they would vote for Abbott. Overall, 50% of state voters who responded to the survey said they would vote for Abbott, compared to 43% who said they would drop their support for O’Rourke if the election were held today. .

A Spectrum News and Siena College poll conducted Sept. 14-18 has a margin of error of ±4.4%.

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