Wednesday, November 01, 2006

New resource on Immigration & Elections

A coalition of political pollsters, commentators, and pundits launched a new website about the immigration issue in next week's election:

Launched by long-time Washington political and media advisors Christopher Dorval and Andrea LaRue, the website was created to track how immigration is playing out in election races around the country.

Dorval and LaRue cite Democratic pollster Celinda Lake who predicted that immigration - particularly a hard-line, enforcement-only approach to [undocumented] immigration - would be the key wedge issue strategy of the 2006 mid-term elections: "Tough-sounding anti-immigration rhetoric will be to 2006 what gay marriage bashing was to 2004."

The coalition also includes individuals from firms like Benenson Strategy Group, Center for American Progress, Lake Research Partners and the New Democrat Network.