Free Republic
Browse · Search
GOP Club
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Mitt Romney gains traction among Latino voters
New York Newsday / The Associated Press ^ | September 3, 2012

Posted on 09/03/2012 9:49:42 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney appears to have gained some traction among Latino voters according to this week's impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll.

Even though Barack Obama maintains a commanding lead with 64% support among Latino registered voters, Mitt Romney's grew to 30%, his highest level yet.

When asked about the prominent roles that Senator Marco Rubio and Governor Susana Martinez played at the Republican National Convention, 39% of Latino voters who consider themselves independent stated it made a positive impression on them....

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.newsday.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Polls
KEYWORDS: hispanics; obama; polls; romney
I'm no math wizard, but this seems to be fast approaching the numbers where Mr. Obama has no chance at all. If the only ones voting for him are the Hard Left 20%, fewer blacks than in 2008 and maybe half the Hispanics, how can he possibly win? Mitt is gobbling up the white vote.
1 posted on 09/03/2012 9:49:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: All

Oh, I forgot to tell you there’s a poll to FReep at the link. Gov. Romney is already winning! That’s a New York newspaper!!


2 posted on 09/03/2012 9:52:22 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the only ones voting for him are the Hard Left 20%, fewer blacks than in 2008 and maybe half the Hispanics, how can he possibly win?


Don’t forget the young folks. Having suffered through four years of high unemployment, I can’t imagine many of them enthusiastically supporting Obama again like they naively did in 2008. Many will probably stay home and sit it out (in their childhood bedrooms) this time.


3 posted on 09/03/2012 9:59:17 AM PDT by Starboard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt is not quite to the McCain level of support amongst Hispanics (31%), but he is getting closer and the trend is moving in the right direction. McCain’s being from Arizona probably helped him in that regard.

Romney needs to continue to gain traction with Hispanics over the next couple of months if he wants to win. It will be interesting to see how much (if any) the RAT convention moves the numbers.


4 posted on 09/03/2012 10:00:36 AM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama over played the race card too many times. Now that he marked the cards in the media, people are seeing through his game. Most cnn reporters are predictable in their remarks and boring everyone. Hispanics can see through the games the Dems. are playing. Many people are deliberately lying to the polsters throwing the polls off by 5 to 10 points.


5 posted on 09/03/2012 10:00:53 AM PDT by FreedBird
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Freak show this week will not help the Democrat Party.


6 posted on 09/03/2012 10:01:29 AM PDT by FreedBird
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney ahead — 45 to 43. Amazing when you consider this is a NY newspaper. Obama has to be in real trouble.


7 posted on 09/03/2012 10:01:56 AM PDT by Starboard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
From the Convention remarks by elected leaders from various so-called "minority" groups, one can assume that their families' hopes and dreams rely on the same solid foundation as did those of every previous generation of immigrants to America--the Creator-endowed and unalienable right to be free, to work and earn, and the right to ownership of private property, not a false "common ownership" of the earnings of someone else.

Now, however, the Democrats' "media" strategy toward their targeted groups (Hispanic, African-American, women, elderly, etc.) turns such understanding upside-down. They present "regressive" ideas as "progressive," "backward" policies as "forward," and "down" as "up." On and on it goes.

It's a strategy which goes deep into the decades-long effort to "fundamentally change" America from its new and revolutionary foundations in Creator-endowed liberty backward into the Old World and later Marxian ideas of control by imaginary human grantors and protectors.

Perhaps an answer to the once-asked question here on FR: "Why does Christianity 'scare' . . . ?" may lie in the degree to which the foundation ideas upon which America's Declaration of Independence were laid and from which the concept of Creator-endowed individual liberty and the Source from which that liberty is derived have been removed from "the American mind" (Jefferson).

Perhaps the so-called "progressive" enemies of freedom understand better than those who fancy themselves as "conservatives" that in order to reverse the Founders' ideas of "People over government," and institute "government over People," they must first marginalize and destroy the ideas from which liberty is derived.

The writings of America's Founders are replete with references which rebuke would-be tyrants and cite a Higher Source for life, liberty and rights. Early histories confirm those facts.

As so-called "progressives" have led a movement in forsaking the Founders' "reliance on Divine Providence," and belief that individuals are "endowed by their Creator," they also have forsaken the principles underlying America's Constitution and Declaration of Independence, and are systematically dismantling the greatest protections for liberty ever established for a people.

"Ideas have consequences"(Weaver).

The ideas of 1776 came out of a set of ideas consistent with liberty.

We tend to forget, or have never considered, that other world views existed then, as now.

Unless today's citizens rediscover the ideas of liberty existing in what Jefferson called "the American mind" of 1776, we risk going back to the "Old World" ideas which preceded the "Miracle of America."

There are those who call themselves "progressives," when, in fact, their ideas are regressive and enslaving, and as old as the history of civilization.

Would suggest to any who wish an authentic history of the ideas underlying American's founding a visit to this web site, at which Richard Frothingham's outstanding 1872 "History of the Rise of the Republic of the United States" can be read on line.

This 600+-page history traces the ideas which gave birth to the American founding. Throughout, Richard Frothingham, the historian, develops the idea that it is "the Christian idea of man" which allowed the philosophy underlying the Declaration of Independence and Constitution to become a reality--an idea which recognizes the individual and the Source of his/her "Creator"-endowed life, liberty and law.

Is there any wonder that the enemies of freedom, the so-called "progressives," do not promote such authentic histories of America? Their philosophy puts something called "the state," or "global interests" as being superior to individuals and requires a political elitist group to decide what role individuals are to play.

In other words, they must turn the Founders' ideas upside-down in order to achieve a common mediocrity for individuals and power for themselves.

So, the still-revolutionary idea stated by both Ryan and Romney last week about the Source of our rights became fodder for the current President's disdain this weekend, when he declared that they were "reruns" from the 20th Century and better suited for "black and white" television. (Actually, Mr. President, they are from a time much earlier than that.)

As Jefferson wisely observed:

"History, by apprising the people of the past, will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views."

All of which reinforces our conviction that the ideas of our Declaration of Independence and Constitution are as revolutionary and objectionable to tyrants as they were in 1776 and 1787!

8 posted on 09/03/2012 10:03:17 AM PDT by loveliberty2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FreedBird

Until just over a month ago we lived in an apartment complex that was about 85% black. If anyone thinks that the enthusiasm is still there like it was in 2008, they’re in for a rude awakening.


9 posted on 09/03/2012 10:05:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Starboard

One new employee at my place said it best. ‘in 2008, obama was the Iphone...in 2012, obama is the Blackberry”


10 posted on 09/03/2012 10:06:07 AM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: comebacknewt

I am wondering has a convention ever caused a negative bounce?

Given the freak show the Dems have planned it a strong possibility O will be lower in the polls after then convention then he is now.


11 posted on 09/03/2012 10:11:24 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

The media sounds foolish praising Obama and the Democrats.
As I watch the comments by commentators at the convention, I must have said “you sound so stupid” when they praised Obama. They definitely sounded stupid making fun of Eastwood. They make fun of normal people and praise whoever is weird and acts like some kind of freak.


12 posted on 09/03/2012 10:11:40 AM PDT by FreedBird
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: MNJohnnie

How in the world is the media going to save Obama? He has nothing but failure to run for another term. The only thing they have is to badmouth Romney and Ryan.


13 posted on 09/03/2012 10:13:45 AM PDT by FreedBird
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg; Kevmo; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


14 posted on 09/03/2012 10:15:28 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: max americana
One new employee at my place said it best. ‘in 2008, obama was the Iphone...in 2012, obama is the Blackberry”

In 2008...Obambi thought he was Xerxes....

In 2012 he is the sandman....

About to be washed away into the dustbin of history bay the Nov 6th Tsunami.

15 posted on 09/03/2012 10:16:51 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: spokeshave

.fat fingers alert....bay = by


16 posted on 09/03/2012 10:19:17 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

And in regard to the black and latino vote, it may just be a case of making Romney seem “safe” enough that a black or latino voter simply stays home. They might not vote FOR ROmney, but they may not feel compelled to show up for Bambi.

Which is a win.


17 posted on 09/03/2012 10:37:36 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
To all the xenophobes who insist we should write off the hispanic vote "rather than pander to them" while at the same time bemoaning our "demographic suicide," I hope they read this article and ponder the implications.
18 posted on 09/03/2012 11:23:03 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FreedBird
In addition to badmouthing Romney and Ryan the media will collude in wholesale falsification of the economic facts. I am certain the 'rats will run on a full-blown Big Lie campaign to sell the public that we are in a roaring back recovery. Even now CNN is slavishly huffing and puffing away to show how we are so much better offf than we were four years ago.

The media will gladly help by broadcasting the phoney charts and made up figures perpetrated by the 'rats and censoring the truth of the current state of affairs. Remember 2008, they never once questioned obama's BS about "shovel ready jobs" and all the rest of the bilgewater he soaked the country with.

19 posted on 09/03/2012 11:32:21 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: hinckley buzzard

Maybe the MSM is also out to soak the taxpayers as a blind benefactor of the Obama looters.


20 posted on 09/03/2012 2:03:04 PM PDT by FreedBird
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: MNJohnnie

John Kerry came really close to a negative bounce after his convention. Some polls did show him losing ground after it ended.


21 posted on 09/03/2012 3:58:33 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Interesting is that John McCain, who authored the Illegal Alien Amnesty bill in 2007...got only 31% of the vote in 2008

It is a myth that you win the Hispanic vote by being openly Pro-Illegal Alien Amnesty. I cringe whenever I hear GOP make any fuss over the Hispanic vote...because that is just code for “Illegal Alien Amnesty”


22 posted on 09/03/2012 8:54:38 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (When is Fox News gonna fire Karl Rove?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeminoleCounty

Most legal Hispanics despise illegal immigration, they played by the rules, why should illegals get away with it? The GOP is stupid for not pouncing on that fact.


23 posted on 09/03/2012 8:56:55 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
GOP Club
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson