Obama Enjoys Overwhelming Hispanic Support

Steven R. Hurst, Real Clear Politics, May 3, 2012

Hispanic Americans, the fastest growing minority group in the United States, favor President Barack Obama over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney by a huge margin, a potentially decisive factor in the Nov. 6 election.


They could tip the vote in the president’s favor in key swing states like Colorado, Nevada and Florida. What’s more, the Hispanic vote could put once-solidly Republican Arizona in play for Obama.


Hispanic voters historically have sided with Democratic presidential candidates out of a sense that the party best handled the immigration issue, which tops their list of concerns. They appear to be sticking with Obama despite his record-setting deportation of illegal immigrants. The Department of Homeland Security shows that since 2009 the number of deportations has approached 400,000 each year, well above the number during the George W. Bush presidency.

In the latest poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, Obama overwhelms Romney by 67 percent to 27 percent among Hispanic registered voters. That support matches the 67 percent of the Hispanic vote Obama captured in 2008.


During Republican primary debates, Romney said that “the right course for America is to drop these lawsuits against Arizona. . . .   I’ll also complete the (border) fence. I’ll make sure we have enough border patrol agents to secure the fence, and I’ll make sure we . . . require employers to check the documents of workers.”

Romney also opposes the Democrats’ Dream Act legislation that would allow a path to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants if they serve in the military or go to college.


Perhaps the biggest question about Hispanic preferences arises in Florida, one that could prove key to the hopes of both candidates.

Mark Lopez of the Pew Hispanic center cites “changing demographics” there, which show more Hispanics registering as Democrats in the last two elections. In the past, the Florida Hispanic population had been dominated by Cubans, who are heavily Republican given that party’s history of a greater antagonism to Communist revolutionary leader Fidel Castro and his successor and brother, Raul.

But Puerto Ricans are a fast-growing part of the Hispanic community there and they overwhelmingly back Democrats.

In a hypothetical head-to-head general election matchup with Obama, 40 percent of Florida Hispanics said they would vote for Romney, while 50 percent prefer Obama, according to a Univision News/ABC News poll from late January.

The poll found that Florida Cubans side with Romney over Obama 54 percent to 34 percent, while Puerto Ricans back Obama 67 percent to 23 percent.


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  • 67% Democrat is around the historical average for Hispanics voting in a Presidential election.

    BTW, you can cut the crud when it comes to this “increased deportations” nonsense.  We’re already wise to it.

  • anmpr1

    Hispanics are part of the pander lobby, and Republicans will never ever be able to out-pander the Dems.  But mainstream Republicans are too stupid to realize it.  In another two election cycles, if things keep going the way they are now, it will be all Democrat.  That is, if the country survives for another two cycles. 

    • bluffcreek1967

      Sadly, very true. The Democrats are hell-bent on changing the entire demographics of this country and taxing us into poverty. The Republicans, on the other hand, are not much different. They care very little about the demographics of our great nation, and are only doing things to merely slow down our demise rather than radically reform and change the direction we are heading. Removing Obama from Office is a good start, but our country cannot survive another ‘compassionate conservative’ like George Bush!

  • ed91

    I don’t believe it………….  I have some hispanic friends and we all agree that obama is a puta!

    no mierda!

  • Therefore, I am to guess the litmus test for Hispanics is whether a candidate supports the rule of law or rewarding those who have violated our immigration laws, specifically, their fellow La Razas. Quite telling…

  • No

    Reading between the lines:   Mestizos (Mexicans and Puerto Ricans) support Obama in greater numbers than spanish-speaking whites (Cubans). 

    And what do mestizos (mex and PR) have in common with blacks?  Gibbsme.   Gibbsme that free green card, por favor, Mr Obama, and I will vote for you.   

    The total corruption of white democracy has been achieved and we are now residents in the biggest bordello on the planet.  Everything is for sale to the highest bidder.

  • ageofknowledge

    Obama will flood their neighborhoods with illegals, and they love him for it.

  • obama will make puerto rico the 51st. state come november. welcoming more poverty and welfare collecting democrats into the union. that will be the last draw for me. how does making puerto rico a state benefit america in any way? more people begging for handouts, more votes to support the changing demographics of america and open borders. soon white influence in america will be gone. they will dictate their terms just like the machines in the matrix. you will give us your flesh-WE DEMAND IT.

    • MikeofAges

       Making Puerto Rico a state is more a Republican idea. First proposed by Gerald Ford in the 1970s. Keep in mind, the president cannot make a territory into a state. Only congress can do that.

      There may be geopolitical reasons for wanting Puerto Rico to be a state rather than independent if it gets down to choice between the two. An independent Puerto Rico could end up a client of China or the Arabs. Even India, although that eventuality would not be a military threat to us. What a yucked up world, man. No wonder ET won’t land! Would you? LOL, or maybe not.

      • China can take Haiti or Jamaica, good luck with that.

  • I’ve been wondering why Cubans vote Republican.  The anti-Communist argument makes sense. But I’ve been to South Florida because I have relatives there and I’ve noticed many Cubans are white and many own businesses.  As for Puerto Ricans, this subject I’m familiar with.

    I’m a Puerto Rican of the white variety, well I have a mestiza grandmother but by other 3 grandparents look like typical Spaniards, my maternal grandpa was blue eyed and my dad was green eyed.  I came out pale and freckly with dark brown hair and brown eyes.  People are shocked when I tell them I’m Puerto Rican, they think I’m Italian or Cuban.  I’ve even seen a few blondes with blue and green eyes including a cousin and a couple of childhood friends so we’re not all mestizos (though most are).

    I grew up in Florida and I can say that most of the Puerto Ricans going to Florida are the trash from the Northeast, the “Nuyoricans.”  Many of us island Puerto Ricans can’t stand them because they act like blacks and mix with blacks.  My mom and I were talking years ago about how Puerto Ricans from the Northeast are ghetto, before I could say the word ghetto she tried to finish my sentence and said “brown.”

    Puerto Rico currently has a New Progressive Party (The Puerto Rican version of Republicans)  governor and legislative majority.  Island Puerto Ricans don’t have the same voting patterns as Northeast Puerto Ricans.  But they don’t get to vote in national elections so the Nuyoricans make up the representative sample, unfortunately…

    Don’t sell us short, many of us are right wing and white.

    • I agree completely …BUT- you cannot deny that you PRs somehow mix with Blacks too much (OK- ca. 20% of PRs are Black themselves). I’ve given tables on fertility in 1990, 2000 and 2009, here : http://amren.com/news/2012/04/one-of-every-10-straight-married-couples-in-the-u-s-is-interracial/

      Now, putting temporarily aside PR men, let’s see the race of fathers to children born to PR mothers:

      PR mothers 1990

      Euro-Whites 5,290
      Black 3,116

      Cuban mothers 1990

      Euro-Whites 2,613
      Blacks 154

      PR mothers 2009

      Euro-Whites 10,027
      Blacks 8,699

      Cuban mothers 2009

      Euro-Whites 2,989
      Blacks 669

    • IstvanIN

      A friend of mine, a white Puerto Rican, many years ago told me that “we send the trash” to the mainland.  His family also freaked when a cousin got pregnant by fellow a Puerto Rican who was far from white.

      I have known a few white Puerto Ricans, including one who denies he’s white, although no one else would!

    • jackellis

      Chris, we have to really get to know you and have you and all those like you (really White Hispanics) help us handle the Mestizo, Newyorkoricans).

      Please contact American Renaissance writers and editors and introduce yourself – we want to make you a star here, something of a savior. 

      For us White Brit Anglos, it seems like everyone is against us – including White American women. But, I know it isn’t so – Whites in Latin America and Spain do great. Look at the success of White Hispanic soccer teams in the World Cup held in South Africa!

      How about introducing some White Anglo American guys like me to your female cousins? It could be a great mix. We’ve got good genes and some solid finances – if America’s future is Hispanic, why not have some better looking, better thinking, Whiter Hispanics?


      Take care White brother.


  • KenelmDigby

    So much for Republican pandering to hispanics.

    • Sherman_McCoy

      Let’s hope so.  If Mitt doesn’t start hispandering then he stands head and shoulders above Obooboo.  Still, I harbor no misconceptions that he will do anything that will get America off her course to destruction.

  • US Hispanics like to pontificate how they’re not racists blah blah. I recently read a biography of great Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, by English writer Martin (forgot his first name -one can check on amazon). Now, you clearly see this color line.

    They are not so explicit, sometimes they turn a blind eye- but Europeans stick to themselves, Blacks have their own culture (Afro- Caribbean music). But, wherever you turn in Spanish & Portuguese America, you see this pattern:

    * Whites, or a White- Indian mix raised in European culture- they try to educate themselves, look at Europe & US, generally try to do something about their lives

    * Blacks- only sex & procreation, and music. No brain, no pain.

    * Mestizos- depends on circumstances. Generally dislike Blacks & would want to be Whites, whom they both hate & love. Not for school, similar to American Indians.

  • Major

    Heres why they’ll vote for Obama…and right from Mehico too!

    This well definetly boil your water and explain why the the US IRS are criminals!


  • JackKrak

    “Hispanic voters historically have sided with Democratic presidential candidates out of a sense that the party best handled the immigration issue, which tops their list of concerns.”

    -Orwellian for “Hispanics know the Democrats will never do anything to lessen immigration and intimidate the Republicans with accusations of ‘racism’ if they try to do anything”.

  • Duh.
    Hispanics support WELFARE FOR ILLEGALS

    So No-romney