Rubio Trails Hillary, Biden Among Hispanics in 2016 Matchup

Eliana Johnson, National Review, July 2, 2013


poll of likely Hispanic voters in the 2016 presidential race shows Rubio trailing potential Democratic nominees Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden 66-28 percent and 60-28 percent respectively. Clinton is also viewed favorably by a whopping 73 percent of Hispanic voters, while 17 percent hold a negative view of the former first lady and secretary of state; Rubio’s favorability rating is slimmer: 31-29.


A plurality of those polled—41 percent—said that the GOP’s support for an immigration bill would have no effect on their feelings toward the Republican party.

The push for immigration reform on the part of many Republicans, including Rubio, comes on the heels of what many viewed as Mitt Romney’s devastating performance among Hispanics in the 2012 election. Romney lost the Hispanic vote by a 71-27 margin, and while President Obama’s Democratic colleagues are trailing his performance in the last election in a potential 2016 battle, Rubio has inched up only 1 percentage point from a place where many analysts saw room, with the right legislative moves from Republican politicians, for ample improvement.


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  • The__Bobster

    Mestizos love free stuff and hate dry-footed cane-cutters.

    • A Free Stuff Has to End Party could take this country back. meztizos would be rushing for the border when it happened. California would be almost solvent and Republican within months.

      • IstvanIN

        All we need to do is bring our troops home and set’em loose.

    • Jefferson

      According pro-amnesty John McCain, all Squat Monsters are fiscally conservative entrepreneurs will bring more 1st world prosperity to America.

      • Erasmus

        I am truly enjoying that we said cow-towing to latinos wasn’t going to work.
        I am now basking in the warm glow of Schadenfreude.

  • The__Bobster

    Romney lost the Hispanic vote by a 71-27 margin

    And the Hispandering Juan MexCain got only 31% of their vote. Republican are idiots for trying the mine for votes there, but they are paid well to try.

    • Sick of it

      That’s very telling, considering McCain has been pro-Hispanic for years.

    • evilsandmich

      Actually, considering the way that they vote, 27% isn’t bad at all.

  • sbuffalonative

    Republicans will only use this information to prove they have to pass amnesty. Heaven only know why they are intent on something they have to know will destroy the GOP.

    I’ve heard all the reasons but something truly sinister is in the mix. There is no other explanation.

  • Republican Party, if you nominate any Hispanic for either President or Vice President, I will be voting for Hillary.
    Your strategy is in assuming you have the white conservative vote as an automatic lock.
    What the name of that Judge Judy book?

  • Erasmus

    Hahahahaha….all the elites at party central couldn’t see what any of us “crackers” could…and they’re willing to alienate millions of their base to win a couple hundred thousand votes.

    Move over Wile E. Coyote. There’s a bigger schlub on stage now, and h-e-e-r-e’s Marco Rubio!

  • HJ11

    Rubio is brown racist scum. He wants to replace Whites. Spit when you hear his name.

  • knuckledragger

    Seems like its time for a new House Painter to take the reins.

  • Tinfoil A22hat

    Watch the numbers change when Senor Rubio switches parties.

  • OhWow

    Can we end this madness? We need to stop thinking that Hispanics will pick door #1 when they already know door #2 is full of free goodies.

  • mobilebay

    If Rubio follows Biden, he’s about as far down as you can get. Adios, Senor.

  • Dave4088

    If the Republicans were sane they would kill the amnesty bill currently waiting for a rubber stamp of approval after reading this article. Instead they will roll up their sleeves and pander that much harder and longer. I wouldn’t be shocked if they are currently drafting a trillion tax dollar giveaway package aimed at Latinos.

    • Sick of it

      The current parlance shows a certain lack of interest among House Republicans for any comprehensive bill. They want to pass any and all immigration related legislation one bill at a time, addressing one issue at a time. John Boehner said he wouldn’t bring the bill before the House without majority Republican support, so really what happens is up to him. If he keeps his word, the comprehensive bill should die in the House.

  • Luca

    Hillary should have been impeached over Benghazi and yet she is more popular than any Republican. As far as I am concerned, it was criminal negligence at best. And yet it’s amazing how the Liberals can keep the sheeple indoctrinated and anesthetized by MSM and other people’s money.

    Without a revolution, coup, or third-party miracle, the country will continue down the now short path of Liberal designed destruction.

  • HJ11

    Many of the GOP elites now are grown up former members of a conservative student group. I remember them from my college days. They were the pimply faced cowards and afraid of girl types who we would see in the College Union on date nights. They wouldn’t have dates and they’d be huddled around tables whispering to each other about Bill Buckley or other conservative icons. They were out of touch then, and they’re out of touch now. Back then, they would try to put some hippy in the window to prove they were with it. Now, they look for Blacks or Latinos to put in the window.

    They don’t understand normal White people and think they can simply pull the wool over our eyes.

    I’ve stopped giving money to the GOP, and if a viable third party shows up with big names and with a promise of staying power and the ability to actually win elections at every level, well, I’ll take a hard look at them.

    The GOP no longer represents me or other aware Whites.

    • I remember them from my undergrad years. Most of them wouldn’t have known what to do with a willing woman even if they’d been given an instruction manual.

    • BonusGift

      Most viable third parties aren’t going to win elections at every level right out of the box. I’ve been supporting the Constitution Party and will continue to do so unless something better comes along. In my opinion the worst thing you can do is to vote for either sanctioned party when both candidates want you dead (e.g., Soetoro/Romney, McCain/Soetoro, etc.).

      • HJ11

        Pat Buchanan’s views come closest to my own, and I’d like to see him help in some way with a viable third party.

        One problem with most third parties is that they sometimes are flashes in the pan around presidential election time and then after the election, the big names at the top of their tickets disappear and the parties become tiny and ineffective and can’t even win dog catcher elections.

        • BonusGift

          I like Pat too; and I think you are thinking about parties like the Libertarian Party that tends to fizzle out it seems sometimes even just before the election.

  • I’m going to vote for Shrillary. The GOP has jacked with me enough I’ll never vote for a Republican’t again.

  • AngloCelt

    No prominent voice in the American conservative movement, save for Pat Buchanan and Ann Coulter, recognizes that Hispanics will NEVER become a Republican constituency, regardless of the level of pandering. With leadership caught in a fantasy world to such an extent, it’s no wonder the Republican Party is an accomplice to the demographic suicide of America.

    • BonusGift

      Yes many are in a fantasy world where up is down and down is up, etc., but I would suggest you follow the money to find out why they vote for genocide. In short, the RINOs might rationalize their ‘principled’ position based on cultural Marxist talking points, but the fundamental reason is very base indeed.

    • WR_the_realist

      Republicans have had many decades to get the black vote. How successful have they been? Yet somehow they think they’ll get the Hispanic vote by out pandering the Democrats. Stupid is as stupid does, and the Republicans remain the Stupid Party. What the Democratic Party wants is bad for the average black or white Democrat, who will see more unemployment and lower wages. But it will increase the number of Democratic voters, which is good for the Democratic Party. I can’t accuse Schumer, Reid, Pelosi, or Feinstein of stupidity. Venality yes, but stupidity, no.

  • dd121

    Why should conservatives care what neo-con Rubio thinks? I think we’ve all been through this enough not to vote for another Democrat-lite. McCain lost and if nominated, Rubio will lose for the same reason.

  • WR_the_realist

    I fully expect the “mainstream”, media approved Republicans to invite the entire population of Africa to move here just so they can get the black vote — which for all their trouble, will remain under 10% Republican.

    I notice that neither party gives a damn about the white vote.

  • Eddie Lutz

    Aside from the immigration issue, Hispanics vote like blacks. They want white taxpayers to pay for all their needs. The GOP is the white taxpayer party and needs to start acting like it.

  • Erasmus

    Rubio is planning to recoup his loss of conservative support by coming down hard against abortion. Sorry, Marco. We’re not fools. We see how unprincipled and untrustworthy you are. If you wanted political supporters you could easily cozen, you should have been a democrat.

  • The__Bobster

    Please don’t throw me in that briar patch.

  • Puggg

    What’s worse is that the people that caused the problem officially got to diagnose the problem, and conveniently, their diagnosis didn’t include them.

  • Really? I thought I was merely an opportunist.