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The Hispanic Vote in Presidential Elections, 1980-2012
Pew Research Center ^ | 11/7/2012

Posted on 11/12/2012 7:58:29 AM PST by ReaganÜberAlles

--1980 Jimmy Carter, 56% Ronald Reagan, 35% +21

--1984 Walter Mondale, 61% Ronald Reagan, 37% +24

--1988 Michael Dukakis, 69% George H.W. Bush, 30% +39

--1992 Bill Clinton, 61% George H.W. Bush, 25% +36

--1996 Bill Clinton, 72% Bob Dole, 21% +51

--2000 Al Gore, 62% George W. Bush, 35% +27

--2004 John Kerry, 58% George W. Bush, 40% +18

--2008 Barack Obama, 67% John McCain, 31% +36

--2012 Barack Obama, 71% Mitt Romney, 27% +44


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens
Certainly a winnable or almost winnable constiuency for us WITHOUT caving on principles.
1 posted on 11/12/2012 7:58:33 AM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Note how after REagan gave amnesty in 1986 the Hispanic vote didn’t “come home” to Republicans. Something for Hannity to think about!


2 posted on 11/12/2012 8:01:14 AM PST by paglia444
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Is there any data out there that breaks these numbers down by income. I am curious to see how much economic situation impacts this. If it is skewed heavily to the lower income brackets, we know it is about government handouts. If it is consistent at all incomes, we likely can come to a different conclusion.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 8:01:27 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

I’m not seeing it, unless there is a highly visible Hispanic Republican who can “change minds” that taking from the government is NOT a good thing.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 8:03:01 AM PST by woweeitsme
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

So just keep letting them in, give them amnesty, keep paying for those benefits and anchor babies.

Sheer genius.


5 posted on 11/12/2012 8:03:59 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

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6 posted on 11/12/2012 8:04:18 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ilgipper
What is the percentage of hispanic votes in each state compared to the total vote??? California could have 50%???
7 posted on 11/12/2012 8:06:13 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

The GOP problem is they run RINOS every time..except Reagan..the takers are ahead and there is no going back till it all collapses


8 posted on 11/12/2012 8:09:34 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Winnable? How?


9 posted on 11/12/2012 8:10:25 AM PST by kabar
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To: paglia444

Exactly!

Instead of focusing on pandering to the 60 to 70% of so-called “Hispanics” and bending on principles that would effectively depress other voters, we should focus on turning out the base in even higher numbers. Something that, if it would have happened, would have beat Obama like a drum last Tuesday. (See: Bush 2004, 62M votes)

Over time, with controlled borders and more selective LEGAL immigration (only those with ‘skills’), the great melting pot will work its assimalitive magic.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 8:14:36 AM PST by mkboyce
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To: paglia444

Exactly!

Instead of focusing on pandering to the 60 to 70% of so-called “Hispanics” and bending on principles that would effectively depress other voters, we should focus on turning out the base in even higher numbers. Something that, if it would have happened, would have beat Obama like a drum last Tuesday. (See: Bush 2004, 62M votes)

Over time, with controlled borders and more selective LEGAL immigration (only those with ‘skills’), the great melting pot will work its assimalitive magic.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 8:14:47 AM PST by mkboyce
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Pretty convincing numbers. Reagan got nothing for his compromise. If Republicans fall for compromising on amnesty now, they just guarantee Democrat majorities forever more. Seems like the press has brought us one party rule. I guess the framers could not expect the first amendment would ultimately fail because the entire media would become corrupt.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 8:15:14 AM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles
Would someone please explain to me why I should care one whit whom illegal aliens, or their citizen relatives want to vote for to negate my vote.

My ancestors have lived in America long before it became the United States of America and now so-called political gurus wish to convince me that how illegal aliens' potential voting should move me to allow them to be given amnesty and citizenship so more of my country may become Mexico!

When HELL freezes over!

13 posted on 11/12/2012 8:15:32 AM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: paglia444

You want Hannity to think? You ask too much, I’m afraid.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 8:32:22 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: paglia444
Note how after Reagan gave amnesty in 1986 the Hispanic vote didn't “come home” to Republicans. Something for Hannity to think about!

No comment, just worth repeating....

15 posted on 11/12/2012 9:30:19 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: ilgipper
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Sorry, this is the best I could find. After the election, I ran across a great interactive exit poll (that for the life of me I cannot find) that broke down voting by income into further brackets, and the trend was basically the same.

16 posted on 11/12/2012 10:05:33 AM PST by JerseyanExile
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To: ilgipper
Is there any data out there that breaks these numbers down by income. I am curious to see how much economic situation impacts this.

The dividing line is religion.

Hispanics who are protestant Christians resemble historical protestant (relatively) voting by being receptive to republicans (44% Bush in 2000, 56% Bush in 2004, and 48% McCain in 2008).

Catholic Hispanics follow historical catholic voting of loyalty to the democrat party.

17 posted on 11/12/2012 11:39:15 AM PST by ansel12 (Todd Akin was NOT the tea party candidate, Sarah Steelman was, Brunner had tea party support also.)
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To: zerosix

I agree with you totally on the emotional level, but the fact of the matter is there is a real change in voter demographics happening in our lifetime. The reality is that Hispanics now represent 10+% of the current electorate and by if current trends continue by 2025 the estimates are that whites will be in the minority. I have lived in S.FL. and have relatives in S.TX. and have closely watched the effects of the Mexican/Central American influx. Also, I was born and live in upstate NY in a small city currently close to 20% Hispanic(mostly Puerto Rican/Islanders). I mention these things for the purpose of saying, It is not our grandparents or parents(European immigrants) country anymore! This is where we are and no amount of complaining will change the fact that the farmers in the south & southwest want cheap labor and whites don’t want those jobs. The mass influx of immigrants in the past 30-40 years have been brown and that will continue because of simple economics-the countries that they are coming from are significantly less prosperous than we are and you can be sure, like it or not, we will continue to be inundated with mostly Hispanic immigrants going forward. I feel your pain 06...America is changing wether we like it or not and Washington politicians only care about getting those votes!


18 posted on 11/17/2012 2:36:54 PM PST by glampster
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Well, when I used to read about the "shrinking percentage of whites" a number of years ago, little did I realize that this was being accomplished by subversives in our own country!

You speak of cheap labor farm work in West and SW, that's not what is happening there is much of that, we have people coming for benefits now so much work and those that are working around here are doing high paying construction jobs while whites that formerly worked at those jobs are on welfare, disability and food stamps!

As to the pols that are making all of this possible by either turning their backs or worse yet, greasing the wheels of businesses seeking to hire illegals, them taking "election donations" for these companies - on both sides of the aisles, I might add.

While we still have the vote, especially for those who have sold us down the river, they need to be looking for new day jobs not telling us what we need is comprehensive immigration reform.

Even if it takes recall elections to pull them out by their roots.

If thise does NOT happen soon, it will require a civil war while we still have the numbers and the guns on outsides.

19 posted on 11/19/2012 6:19:15 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflowerw)
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