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Another warning sign for Texas Democrats

Mark P. Jones

Another warning sign for Texas Democrats.

The proportion of Texas voters who identify as Democrats has dropped dramatically over the past two decades, from 39 percent in 1990 to 28 percent in 2010. This is a serious problem for Texas Democrats, writes Mark Jones, given that the best predictor of how people vote is their partisan identification. This deterioration in Democratic identification in Texas is most evident among Anglos, but also present among Hispanics.

Read the full op-ed in the Oct. 29, 2014, edition of TribTalk.