63%

— Of Hispanics approve of President Obama's job performance on immigration, according to a Pew Research Center poll released yesterday. Obama's numbers have jumped since November 2011, when he was at just 28%.
Jason Reed / Reuters

President Barack Obama greets members of the audience after delivering remarks on immigration reform at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Jan. 29, 2013.

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notsacredh
notsacredh

Obama was at 28% with Hispanics in November of 2011 and yet he took 70% of the Latino vote in 2012. Is that a ringing endorsement of Obama or does that reflect how disenchanted Latinos are with the republican party?  I think it's a combination of both.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@sacredh 

No one wants to talk about GOP's numbers because it looks like a fire sale on dogshit.

PerryWhite1
PerryWhite1

@MrObvious @sacredh But if you hear the GOP leaders talk about why so many Hispanics hate them, they are either baffled, or they attribute it to something irrelevant.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@sacredh Exactly. Just look at the clips of John McCain in his recent townhalls. That crowd was out for blood. And McCain stoked that anger in his 2010 campaign. They've all stoked it. They've spent years and money telling the base "the illegals" are coming to take their jobs and suck up all the welfare, that they're all gangbangers and drug dealers and that they're responsible for bad schools and high health care costs. Every problem we've got is their fault. And the base believed it.

Now the GOP is desperate for that Hispanic vote, but they can't get it and keep the base happy. They're stuck and it's their own damn fault.

notsacredh
notsacredh

Sue_N, you're right. I don't see a away for them to keep stroking the paranoid and delusional base and appealing to the people that are going to decide the elections at the same time. They're stuck with base they've cultivated and there's no room for anyone else.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@MrObvious @PerryWhite1 @sacredh A good start would be a moratorium on using the word "illegals." You know, if they were serious. Which we all know they're not.