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Hollow Hispanic Threat
Romney has staked out a winning position but will he keep it?
|Fox News Latino -- January 15
Republican Immigration Tone Remains Elephant in the Room
....Mitt Romney "is done," said DeeDee Blase, founder of Somos Republicans in Arizona. "He'll be lucky to get 8 percent of the Hispanic vote" after saying he would veto legislation that would create a path to citizenship for some undocumented immigrants and accepting the endorsement of anti-immigration activist Kris Kobach, architect of two of the strongest immigration crackdown laws in the country.
Newsday -- January 15
Oppenheimer: Romney's problem -- Hispanic voters
....A November poll of Latino voters by the Univisión network found that Romney does not fare well among Hispanics. The poll showed that if the elections were held today, Obama would beat Romney by 67 percent to 24 percent.
The conventional wisdom among pollsters is that no Republican candidate can win the White House with less than 40 percent of the Hispanic vote.
Sunshine State News -- January 16
Can the GOP Lose the Latino Vote and Still Win the White House?
...."The fact is, Latinos just don't affect elections in America as you might think. In pockets, yes. But the Latino share of the electorate has actually remained stagnant for much of the past decade," Marshland claims.
American Patrol Report Comment
Latinos are about 8% of the electorate, of which about half of which probably represent a swing vote. Romney can win on the issue, but will he govern that way?
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