Immigration Turns Latinos Against GOP
Poll shows wide racial divide over immigration
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 26, 2010 11:10 AM CDT
Victor Tovar of Los Angeles rallies during a march for federal immigration reform and protest against Arizona's controversial immigration law, in Los Angeles Saturday, May 1, 2010.   (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)

(Newser) – You know that Latino blowback Republicans have been bracing for regarding immigration? It's here. According to a new NBC/Telemundo poll, only 22% of Latinos have a favorable view of the Grand Old Party, compared to 37% of whites. You can chalk that divide up in part to the immigration debate, which has driven a wedge between whites and Latinos. Among whites, for example, 70% support Arizona's immigration law, compared to 31% of Latinos.

“The gap between whites and Hispanic Americans is substantial,” says one pollster. Latinos give President Obama a much higher approval rating (54%) than whites (34%). And 58% said they trusted Democrats to protect the interests of minorities, to only 11% who said that of Republicans. But the GOP's hawkish stance has advantages, too. Suburban white women, for example, generally lean Democrat, but strongly support Arizona's law. If I were a GOP strategist “I know where I'm putting my mail money,” another pollster said.

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zaglossus
May 27, 2010 2:39 PM CDT
Immigration turns the majority of Americans against Latino advocacy groups.
guvner
May 27, 2010 3:57 AM CDT
According to Pew, in the 2008 election only 31% Latinos voted McCain, who was very amicable to the whole amnesty idea and went to great lengths about it at his own detriment among the base. Guess didn't buy him much in terms of Latino votes. Also, "37 percent of whites view the Republican Party favorably". I'm not sure I trust this poll.
Riffran
May 26, 2010 11:48 PM CDT
while NOT in the mainstream media....Pirates are now plying their trade on lakes that border Mexico and Texas...travel warnings have gone out, telling fisherman to stay the hell away from any part of Lake falcon on the mexican side, and a few other lakes as well...but that would put Mexico in a unfavorable light, so the MSM remains essentially mum