How sweet it would be to see Obama’s pandering on immigration backfire on him even in states like New Mexico. The decision to enact a mini-Dream Act via non-enforcement was a move Obama earlier said he could not do, but then did the day before he addressed a major Latino political group.
The Panderer in Chief thought he had it all figured out.
But not so, at least not so far, says PPP, a Democratic polling firm not known to skew right:
PPP’s newest New Mexico poll finds the race for President there getting a lot more competitive. Barack Obama continues to lead but his advantage is down to 5 points at 49-44, a far cry from the leads of 14 and 15 points he had on our previous two polls of the state….
New Mexico makes it five battleground states in the last two weeks where PPP has found opposition to Obama’s new immigration policy. 41% of voters support it with 46% against. Voters also narrowly disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision on health care with 42% agreeing with it to 46% who dissent.
Obama probably doesn’t need to worry too much about losing New Mexico but its increased competitiveness is certainly another sign that he’s not as strong as he was last time around.
Hoisted by his own pandering. I’m not banking on it just yet, but the thought is keeping hope alive.