In Nov. 2006, Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) compared Miami to a “Third World Country.” In an attempt to deflect criticism, he told CNN on Jan. 16:
The Miami Herald took a poll on my statements. Seventy percent of the people that responded supported me. Most of the radio and television stations down there that have done similar polling also supported me.
In an op-ed yesterday, Maria Elena Salinas, anchor of “Noticiero Univision,” said that the poll cited by Tancredo is nonexistent:
My office consulted the Herald about the alleged Tancredo poll, and they told us there was no such poll.