Support for School Choice Continues to Strengthen

I blogged earlier this year on some polling which showed strong support for school choice among New Mexicans.

Some new polling which focuses on the views of Latinos in five “swing states” including New Mexico, show that Latinos are even more supportive of school choice than is the general population!

Among the findings:

69% of Latinos support vouchers compared with 57% of the general population;
78% of Latinos support “school choice options” compared with 74% of the general population;
71% of Latinos support tax credit scholarships compared with 65% of the general population.

Perhaps it is their strong desire for educational options and an improved education for their children that causes Gov. Martinez to garner strong support from Democrats and Republicans alike? This, of course, defies the “ownership attitude” of Bernalillo County’s Democratic Party Chair Ana Canales who said recently of Gov. Martinez’s speech at the RNC, “I’m appalled that a woman, a Hispanic woman would even be at a Republican function, she’s Hispanic, she’s a woman and she has turned on us.”