1998 Texas Primary Voters on the Issues


(Percent of Texas 1988 Primary Voters)

1
ALL
REPUBLINCANS
DEMOCRATS
LATINOS
LATINO
ANGLOS*
LATINO
ANGLOS*
Increase Defense Spending
Favor
31
53
54
30
31
Oppose
47
35
26
57
57
Unsure
22
13
21
19
17
Cut Defense Spending to Balance United States Budget
Favor
43
33
27
44
47
Oppose
57
46
28
63
59
Unsure
22
14
19
19
17
Military Aid to the Contras in Nicaragua
Favor
21
40
52
19
24
Oppose
57
46
28
63
59
Unsure
22
14
19
19
17
A Tax on Foreign Oil
Favor
51
58
64
50
70
Oppose
27
20
21
28
15
Unsure
22
22
15
22
15
Cut Social Spending to Balance United States Budget
Favor
24
34
51
22
31
Oppose
60
49
31
61
54
Unsure
16
17
17
17
16
Increase Taxes to Balance United States Budget
Favor
18
20
19
18
28
Oppose
64
61
70
65
58
Unsure
18
19
12
17
14
Increase Federal Spending on Bilingual Education
Favor
23
38
86
21
61
Oppose
65
53
10
67
27
Unsure
22
9
4
13
12
English as the Only Official Language
Favor
23
38
86
21
61
Oppose
65
53
10
67
27
Unsure
22
9
4
13
12
Extension of the Legalization Program
Favor
50
41
27
51
39
Oppose
30
34
57
29
44
Unsure
20
25
17
20
17
Appointing Texas Judges
Favor
22
28
31
21
24
Oppose
62
54
56
63
68
Unsure
16
18
14
15
8
SAMPLE SIZE:
1,939
218
1,028
1,721
960
*Poll representative of only those Anglos in precincts with 1% or more of the registered voters having Spanish surnames and with at least 100 persons registered to vote.
Source: SVRI Poll of 4,086 Voters Statewide, March 8, 1988
 
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