Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy
Republican Wishful Thinking Regarding Hispanics Not Coming True
Things are just getting worse for the GOP based on the latest polling data. President Obama has not exactly won over Hispanics, but he's in pretty good shape because of the overwhelming dread Hispanic voters feel when it comes to Republicans. NPR reports on the new poll:
The survey of 500 Latino registered voters found that Hispanics continue to lean toward President Obama and other Democratic candidates, and that they feel alienated by Republicans because of their general support for tougher immigration enforcement instead of a path to legal status.
Forty-six percent of Latino voters said Republicans "don't care too much" about Hispanics, and another 27 percent said they "are being hostile," the poll found.
And if Rubio received his party's vice presidential nomination, only 13 percent of Latinos said they would be "much more likely" to vote Republican. Eleven percent said they would be "somewhat more likely" to vote Republican. And 46 percent said it would "have no effect" on their decision.
The poll is still showing the President getting support, but it's soft and he has not sealed the deal. Hispanic voters could still simply stay home on election day.