The Polling Center: California's Conservative Migration

Gov. Rick Perry’s very public, but mostly humorous, skirmish with California Gov. Jerry Brown started with the Texan’s overtures to California entrepreneurs sick of living in a sunshine state where it is apparently “next to impossible” to build a business. While it’s tempting to assume that Californians relocating to Texas are moving to the state’s big metropolises and bringing their liberal, “California” attitudes (I’m sure many of you think that I’m being redundant), data collected in the University of Texas/Texas Tribune polls tell a different story.

With its economic troubles, California has been ...

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