Skip to comments.Bush Loses Support Among Hispanics. Major racial/ethnic divide in presidential contest. (Gallup)
Posted on 07/05/2004 11:56:57 PM PDT by FairOpinion
In the two-way contest, Bush enjoys a 12-point lead over Kerry among whites, 53% to 41%. But among blacks, Kerry wins overwhelmingly (81% to 12%), and among Hispanics he enjoys a 19-point lead (57% to 38%).
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I think it is quite remarkable that Bush had a significant approval rating among Hispanics, but for some reason -- probably as a result of the Democrats relentless lies, which went unchallenged by Republicans, Bush's approval rating dropped from 67 to 40% among Hispanics over the past year. Half of his support among Blacks evaporated also.
He needs to get that support back.
All that hispandering by the Bushies have turned off white voters and it hasn't brought Hispanics into the Bush camp. Go figure.
I think Hispanics were strongly supportive of the Iraq war, and all the Dem lies turned them off.
W only got 8% of the black vote in '00. 12% is an improvement.
Actually some of the Hispanics are against Bush right now because of the new, tighter restrictions on Cuba.
Visits have been limited, as has the amount of money being sent by relatives into Cuba.
Some of the Cubans see this as a good thing, a way to keep American money from propping up the economy and Castro. But many Cubans don't see it that way.
Exactly, although I thought it was 6% in 2000? Anyway this poll seems to be saying to me:
1. Bush is polling better among African-Americans than 2000.
2. Bush is polling about the same among Hispanics as 2000.
I do not know how Bush did in 2000 among whites, clearly this poll is not bad news, unless I am wrong about the Hispanic numbers from 2000 or Bush is polling worse among whites than in 2000.
Since when is "hispanic" a *race?*
I was hoping that Bush would change Clinton's "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy, just because it's wrong.
I hope the Cuban Americans will support Bush, he needs their support, without them, he wouldn't have carried Florida.
You mean you don't know about "La Raza"? ;)
Being turned off is not an option with so much at stake. Being turned off makes losers of both the GOP and of those who are turned off. Remember: "It's the voters, stupid."
Bush should focus like a laser on the white working class.
Anything that appeals to the white working class will also appeal to those Hispanics and blacks whom we have any hope of getting.
Actually, 38 percent for Bush among Hispanics is not bad.
I believe Reagan did roughly that well in 1984.
Any number much higher than that would have been unrealistic. In other words, whatever Hispanic support Bush has lost is support that he would have lost anyway.
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If Bush gets 38% of the Hispanic vote, Bush wins. 38 percent would be a major improvement from Dole in '96 and even better than Reagan.
I think stuff like this only serves to increase racial division in our nation.
The "pandering " to hispanics is sickening. Is that why they are to become 60% of our population? politicians selling out
our country to gain votes of an ethnic group.
Both parties stink on this issue.
"I think stuff like this only serves to increase racial division in our nation."
I agree. Security and a good economy is important to everyone, regardless.
But the problem is that it goes both ways. In our current climate, minorities demand special treatment, and the Dems will promise them anything.
That's right. "Both parties stink on this issue."
However, the Dems would make a bad problem even worse by
1) their endless exploitations of racial identity and division, which encourages separatist instead of assimilationist attitudes; 2) their rigid opposition to any reform of either the educational system or the welfare state, opposition which encourages ignorance and dependence instead of responsible citizenship among immigrants; 3) their softness on crime, exacerbating a problem to which immigration contributes. And that's just for starters.
Those Cubans are damned idiots. My mother was furious at the people bitching about Bush's new rules. Back when she came from Cuba, she never knew if she'd ever be able to return, because of Castro's rules. Now he's changed the rules because he needs the money, and like lemmings, these idiots fly on over there to visit their relatives, and in doing so, they help keep the Castro Regime afloat and help keep his boot at the necks of their relatives. But do they care? Do they even THINK about it? Not one bit. Damned imbeciles. I feel like tracking down every single one of them and kicking them squarely in the nuts.