A new poll showing infinitesimal gains among Hispanic voters bristled the GOP on Tuesday, as the supposed rewards of the party’s moderation on immigration seem, for now, not to be materializing.
The poll, courtesy the left-leaning Latino Decisions, pitted various potential GOP 2016 candidates against Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, and found both Democrats trouncing any and all Republican opponents. Clinton whupped Rubio 66-28, and Biden beat him 60-28, though Rubio did outperform the rest of the GOP field by a 2:1 margin.
The major takeaway, though, is the lack of movement of GOP candidates from Mitt Romney’s woeful 2012 showing among Hispanic voters, which was the impetus for the GOP establishment’s sudden sense of urgency for immigration reform, which was to salvage the party’s image with the country’s fastest-growing demographic. But Rubio fared only one percentage point better than the man who never wanted to be president. One point in a poll is a statistical blip, hardly the payoff the Republicans expected from their moderating push over immigration, and a poor return on Rubio’s immolation of his conservative credentials.
One point? Rubio painted a giant target on his back and invited Right Wing hatred over immigration reform for only one point?
Man that's funny!
My favorite part of this article however is that even if the Republicans wanted to roll the dice and put up Rubio as their 2016 candidate he will still get steamrolled, not only by the juggernaut known as Hillary, but by Joe Biden as well. You know Joe, the one the Right Wing is always mocking as ineffective.
Well you know what the GOP needs don't you? They need to add a woman.
I understand that Michele Bachmann will be available.
I can see the bumper sticker now:
Now will you wetbacks and bitches vote GOP?
Oh, please, please, please do this!