Strategists, columnists and reporters are constantly declaring that Democrats (and Republicans) must promote illegal immigrant legalization in order to win the growing Latino vote that is supposedly crucial in swing states. Would Virginia be one of those states? From Politico:
Virginians overwhelmingly want their state to adopt a tough Arizona-style immigration law, according to a new poll Wednesday.
Close to two-thirds of voters want the Old Dominion to follow Arizona’s lead and adopt a policy requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they suspect may be in the country illegally, with 34 percent opposing such a move, the Quinnipiac survey found.
The legislation attracts majorities regardless of gender, religion, education level or income. The only demographic group to oppose the law is black voters: Thirty-six percent would support Arizona-style legislation, and 58 percent would oppose it.
Resonates with Sean Trende’s point that pushing amnesty isn’t all upside. There’s a potential backlash much bigger than the incremental gains from Hispandering. …