You’re doing great!
Months of extreme anti-immigrant rhetoric from Mitt Romney and his GOP rivals seems to be taking its toll, with Hispanic voters going to President Obama in a landslide according to a new Pew Hispanic Center poll released today. Despite overwhelming disapproval of his administration’s handling of illegal immigrants, President Obama still leads Mitt Romney 68 percent to 23 percent among Hispanics. Romney recently told TIME Magazine that he wants “to do as well as [he] possibly could” among Hispanic voters; however, today’s poll shows Romney is highly unlikely to reach the record 40 percent share of the Hispanic vote George W. Bush attracted in 2004 and that he may well do far worse than the 31 percent share John McCain took in 2008.
68 percent to 23 percent among Hispanics. And this is coming from the more “safe” and “electable” Mitt Romney. 23 percent. We’re not even looking at the poll numbers for a Newt Gingrich or Rick Perry character, which one can only assume are worse.
It’s no coincidence that McCain’s numbers were lower that Bush’s, and Romney’s numbers are worse than McCain’s. America is becoming increasingly diverse, and that trend isn’t going to end anytime soon.
Suffice to say what happens in Iowa will not stay in Iowa, and all the pandering in the world may win you the Hawkeye state, but you lose America in the process.