Polling Center: Education Could Test Both Parties

If Wendy Davis runs for governor, she might come bearing a centrist message strategically set against the ultra-conservative policy and rhetoric emanating from the right edge of the state’s Republican primary. The goal of such a strategy would be to define the general election around perceived failures of Gov. Rick Perry’s administration tying the Republican nominee to the party’s far right.

Education stands out as an issue that appeals to the Democratic base and potentially deflects efforts by Republicans to define her as a liberal extremist who supports “abortion on demand.” But results from the University of Texas ...

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