Latinos and Republicans

Notice that I separated these two words. That’s because between 2004 and 2006, there was a thirty point shift to Democrats among Latinos. Why? Well, this might have something to do with it:

I think the Republicans need to work on that whole Latino outreach thing…

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2 Responses to Latinos and Republicans

  1. gordo says:

    I seem to remember writing something about this back in April.
    Karl Rove saw that the immigrant-bashing was going to backfire, but a lot of Republicans looked at Iraq and looked at the economy, and didn’t see any other issues to run on.

  2. Joshua says:

    So much for “black people should vote Republican because otherwise nobody will listen to them”. That was always supported by the example of Latinos, who were more split as a demographic than blacks, who vote Democratic overwhelmingly. Well, that was always a retarded idea, but this year should be the final nail in that particular coffin. Why vote for a party that actively hates you? Republicans felt no loyalty whatsoever to the Latino vote, and now it has cost them.
    It’s also interesting to me that this is a very real and significant demographic shift, unlike the supposed wave of evangelical Democrat-voters who supposedly materialised out of nowhere. The actual up-shift in Democrat votes among evangelicals was less than the national average shift of five percent. Meanwhile, a thirty percent shift is huge by any measure.

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