Hispanic Voters Favor Gov’t Involvement to Solve Problems

Gallup, June 25, 2012

The majority (56%) of Hispanic registered voters in the U.S. believe the government should “do more to solve our country’s problems.” This is more than the 37% of all American registered voters who say the same. Hispanic voters born outside the U.S. are even more likely to favor government intervention than those born in the U.S.


Hispanic voters who were not born in the U.S. differ most from the views of all Americans. Hispanic voters not born in this country tilt by 61% to 22% toward the view that government should be more involved in solving problems, with almost one in five not having an opinion either way. Hispanic voters who were U.S.-born are more evenly split, with 54% saying government should do more and 41% saying the government is doing too much.


These views reflect in part the fact that Hispanics are significantly more likely than average to identify with the Democratic Party—and that Democrats overall are strongly more likely to favor an interventionist role of government than are Republicans. On the other hand, Hispanics may choose to identify with the Democratic Party because they agree with its positions.


In general, the results underscore the challenge Mitt Romney faces in reaching Hispanic voters, given that this group tilts toward government-involvement policies that are at odds with Romney’s overall philosophy and GOP policy positions. {snip}


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  • Finally, we have some sensible conversation about the “Hispanic vote.”

    “Fully funded welfare programs.” — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, when asked what Hispanic voters wanted from the political process

    The next order of business is to take care of this canard that the Hispanic vote is that big and that influential, which it’s not.  It MIGHT swing NV and CO to Obama, but either OH or PA have more electoral votes than NV+CO put together.

  • Global Minority

    More government intervention to solve Hispanics problems? Just like every other non-white at the sole exspense of White people.

    And nothing Romney or the Republicans can do to change that either. They will always vote for the Democrats. Marc Rubio for VP will not magically turn Hispancis into voting for the Republicans no matter what they do. Furthermore Marc Rubio is NOT eligible for the office of VP or President because his parents are NOT natural born citzens. Marc Rubio was almost in his teens when his parents became legal citizens. But I guess it did not stop the Democrats from presenting BHO for President so why would Marc Rubio be any different?

    • I thought the candidate themeselves had to be natural born citizens, not their parents. Obama’s mother was a natural born citizen. So if the candidate’s parents need to be native born US citizens, Obama would qualify.

      • The__Bobster

        It’s Reconquista Rubino himself who is not a natural born citizen. His parents were naturalized after he was born.

      • Global Minority

        It is well known that Marc Rubio is NOT a natural born citzen of the US, he obviously is NOT eligible for the office of President or Vice President under the XII Amendment.Article II states – “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President;” and a Natural Born Citizen was recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be a person born to legal citizen parents, no matter the place of birth.
        The XII Amendment states – “no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.”
        Marco Rubio was born the son of Cuban citizens, not American citizens. Rubio’s parents did not become legal citizens of the United States until years after Marco’s birth. Marco Rubio is not a Natural Born Citizen of the United States and based on constitutional office requirements, Marco is not eligible for the office of Vice President or President.

      • Global Minority

        So therefore BO is NOT eligible either becasue his father was NEVER a US citizen. He was a British subject becasue Kenya at the time of his birth was a colony. So it really does not matter whether BO was born in Hawii or Kenya, he is still NOT elible either way. Who was it that stated, You tell a big lie often enough and it becomes truth. This is a classic example of this.

    • kjh64

      As long as Rubio is a natural born citizen, it doesn’t matter if his parent’s aren’t.

  • WmarkW

    I agree with them totally about the need for government action to improve living standards.

     They should get on the phone, and demand that President Felipe Calderon get to work right away.

    • He did get to “work” on it Mark. He sent his third world peasants north to get on the dole, while decrying all attempts by this country to enforce immigration law as “racist.” Besides, our government has been much more responsive to their demands than Calderon has ever been. Our country is more than willing to convey US citizenship to the spawn of illegal invaders, while providing generous benefits from cradle to grave to these interlopers. Calderon’s work is done!

  • slimcat1

    For the most part, hispanics and blacks need governmental help at all levels anymore. Daily, this technological society leaves them further and further behind. They’re way past the point where they can “catch up.” Actually, they were never close to being even in the race to begin with. They started  intellectually deficient, and are losing ground daily.  

    • holyflower

      Slimcat1: “They started  intellectually deficient and are losing ground daily.”

      True and true.  Let’s take the first part of Slimcat1’s state: “The started intellectually deficient.” 

      Latino toddlers (2 or 3 years olds)  “trail their white counterparts by up to six months in understanding words, speaking in more complex sentences and performing such simple tasks as assembling puzzles.” (“Studies Find Latino Toddlers Lag White Children in Cognitive Skills,” Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times, October 20, 2009
      http://tinyurl.com/3x38esu )

      Taking the second part of Slimcat1′ s statement: “and are losing ground daily”:

       “By the time [minority students] reach grade 12, if they do so at all, minority students are about four years behind other young people. Indeed, 17 year-old African American and Latino students have skills in English, mathematics and science similar to those of 13-year-old white students.” (Education Trust, “Closing the Achievement Gap,” National Governors Association Clearinghouse, 2002, 9th paragraph) 

  • Hirschibold

    For them, America and the white tax payer are a lot like a pinata. The more violence you inflict upon it, the more free stuff you get. Hit as hard as you want, Javier. Our supposed president is looking the other way.

    • The__Bobster

      What do a Mexican and a cue-ball have in common?

      The harder you hit them, the more english you get out of them.

      • Hirschibold

         Oldie but goodie.

    • ALL future Presidents will look the other way. TOO many valuable votes in that ever-growing hispanic voting bloc.

  • Diamond_Lil

    Like the majority of blacks, Hispanics lack necessary critical thinking skills.  They are not problem-solvers, they are leeches.  And for heavens sake, don’t make them have to read anything.

    As a matter of fact, they do read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fotonovela — Moderator

    •  Reading is for Whites and the top 10% of Asians.

      • Diamond_Lil

        We must ensure reading remains so and most important in this video game culture.  White kids must all learn to play chess too.

    • Diamond_Lil

      @ Moderator – thanks for that link, it made me laugh.  Although, I don’t see k-12 Mexicans and their offspring reading anything, including fotonovelas, I did have to read this type of material for a required Chicano Studies Class I had to take for my credential some years ago.  Mind you, the softcover textbook reading was optional in this California State University Northridge college course, but reading the comic book format lecture notes was required.  The professor’s power point slide lectures were equally childish.  There was no way to fail this class as long as you filled out her end of semester “Do you like me, please say si” survey.   I was so angry that I had to pay for this.

  • 3rdworld people will always vote for more benefits paid for by the white taxpayer.

  • mobilebay

    Today, we received voting ballots for run off elections (one perk of being a senior). The ballot, as all others had a complete run down in Spanish. If one doesn’t speak the language, how can they make an informed decision? No government material should be printed in anything but English – nor anything else for that matter. I’m sick of wading throught the enemy language on everything. I wait each day to hear, “For Spanish, press one.”

    • After my Japanese grandfather became a citizen after WW2, he could not read English well so the day before the election, my mother and her sisters would help him go over the sample ballot that was in the newspaper and he would tell them who he wanted to vote for and they would show him where that person was on the ballot and how to vote for that person. He did not have the luxury of a Japanese ballot and did just fine.

  • bubo

    The simple races don’t understand where the money comes from to begin with.  They all just think it’s free.   As sure as the sun rises, blacks and mestizos inability to function in a white society will lead to the country’s collapse and breakup.  

    • ncpride

      Your post reminds me of a clip I saw here back when Obama first became president. A reporter was interviewing excited black people, and one black woman was thrilled that Obama was going to pay for her house and food. When the reporter asked where she thought the money was coming from to pay for all that, she said, and I kid you not, ‘from Obama’s ‘stash’ I guess.’

      That we have adults walking around at that level of ignorance and stupidity is truely frightening.

  •  One of the shocking things I found out from reading the majority opinion on the SB 1070 case that Anthony Kennedy wrote is that it’s not necessarily illegal as in crime for an illegal alien to be in the country.  It has to do with a 1984 case, INS vs Lopez-Mendoza.  The upshot is that it isn’t criminally illegal for a given illegal alien to be in the country until the Federal government wants to make it a criminal matter.  It’s like saying that murder isn’t a crime when you murdered the person, it’s only the crime when the District Attorney decides to open an investigation.

  •     Yeah.  These Mexicans with their four kids or more apiece need a lot of government assistance. Yeah, a whole lot of assistance courtesy of the stinkin’ gringo.