Wednesday, July 12, 2006

San Antonio Loves Their Mayor

The latest Survey USA poll shows that Mayor Hardberger is sitting pretty with a 60% approval rating.

It is widely known that potential candidates for the 2007 municipal race are waiting in the wings to see if Hardberger will run for re-election. This recent poll shows why it will be hard to beat Hardberger next year if he decides to run.


At 9:18 AM, Blogger Cincinnatus said...

For a second there, I thought it said "SA loses their mayor"

And you KNOW what kind of crazy depression that would've sent me into.

At 9:26 AM, Blogger Matt Glazer said...

This is much better news, right?

At 12:48 PM, Blogger StopKinky said...

Speaking of the most recent round of SurveyUSA polling, you should check out the internal crosstabs at the latest poll on the Texas governor's race.

The crosstabs show that Kinky has the least support of all the candidates among Black voters. Kinky's support among likely Black voters is down to 6% and down even lower to 4% among those racial minorities who did not list their race. Kinky's paltry level of support is less than half the support among Black voters than even notoriously unpopular Governor Perry receives.

Why is Kinky's support so low among likely Black voters?

What could be diminishing Kinky's support in the Black community to less half the level of the widely disliked governor?

Could it be the video from Kinky's appearance last November on CNBC's "The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch" where Kinky explained his view that criminals should be punished by locking them in prison and making them "listen to a Negro talking to himself"?

Could that be why Kinky is so distrusted in the Black community?

Or perhaps Kinky is so unpopular among Black voters because Donny Deutsch asked if Kinky's statement was possibly a little racist, and Kinky replied that "Negro is a charming word."

Maybe that's why Kinky is widely unpopular among Black voters.

Likewise, the crosstabs at the SurveyUSA poll show that Kinky has the least support of all the candidates among Hispanic voters.

Why is Kinky's support so low among likely Hispanic voters?

Could it be the newspaper interviews where Kinky promises to take "a harder line on immigration" than any of the other candidates and where Kinky says the Tejano protesters marching in favor of immigration reform are "half playing hooky"?

Could it be the other newspaper interviews where Kinky says "Mexico is not a poor country" and "I will divide the border into five jurisdictions, assigning one Mexican general to each and providing a trust fund for that general"?

Maybe it's those interviews where Kinky says "all of these politicians are afraid of offending Hispanics ... I want the border off the evening news until we get something resolved."

Obviously, Kinky is not "afraid of offending Hispanics" – or Black voters, for that matter. Maybe that's why Kinky is the least popular candidate among minority voters in Texas.


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