Skip to comments.Hispanics Turn Cold Shoulder to McCain
Posted on 10/09/2008 7:09:23 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
Despite championing immigration reform in 2007, John McCain is poised to lose the Hispanic vote by a landslide margin that is well below President George W. Bush's 2004 performance.
Polls show Obama winning the broadest support from Latino voters of any Democrat in a decade, while McCain is struggling to reach 30 percent, closer to Senator Bob Dole's dismal 1996 result than to Bush's historic 40% four years ago.
McCain seems to have wound up with the worst of both worlds: He appears to be getting no credit from Latino voters for his past support for immigration reform, while carrying the baggage of other Republicans' hostility to illegal immigration.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Just another reason why he never should have supported it to begin with. Stabbed in the back, but many of us could have called that.
What happened to Rove’s theories?
Why? After all, he wants to keep them here. :-(
Can someone explain to me again how flooding the country with left-leaning voters from Mexico will help the Republican party?
It’s a sad truth but a truth nonetheless, like blacks, latinos also tend to support the candidate most likely to provide handouts and ask nothing in return. Perhaps not in numbers equal to blacks, but still in an overwhelming majority.
“...carrying the baggage of other Republicans’ hostility to illegal immigration.”
They don’t get it.
What part of “illegal” is so damn difficult to understand. And these illegal aliens, here without documentation, are NOT immigrants. They are criminals because they came here illegally.
Better invite a few million more and hope they change their mind.
This won't stop McCain from trying...
Do you work for the leftist organization politico?
They obviously did not poll the Florida Cuban population.
This is by the Politico. McCain had the La Raza guy speak at the convention.
It can’t help the republicans. Isn’t it ironic that McCain’s undoing may come from the one ethnic group that he courted so hard that it damaged him with the base of his party? That is the reward one gets when they sell their soul for political gain.
I’ve been waiting for something like this to show up. If things were great for 0bama with Hispanics, why would something like this show up? My guess is that you might also see a Bradly-like effect among Hispanics. We have to wait an see, but I always thought that the moment you see something like this, problems are on the horizon for 0bama.
I am still waiting for the Rove indictment that Politico announced two years ago ????
Hispanic men will not vote for Obama
Ok I am a Hispanic. Most Hispanics vote democrat...not only because of welfare, but also because the Republican party has never welcomed or sought after their votes....
Heck half of the Republican party cant understand their are such a thing as a LEGAL MEXICAN!
SOMETIMES I AM VERY INSULTED BY MY OWN PARTY!
I SPEAK SPANISH, NOT ONCE HAVE I GONE TO A PHONE BANK WHERE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS INTERESTED IN THE LATINO VOTE.
WHY WOULD YOU EVER GO TO SOMEONES HOUSE, WHEN YOU DONT FEEL WELCOMED?
What is that? About .5% of the hispanic population?
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