Latino Votes Count

Posted on November 27, 2014

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Latino voters overwhelmingly back President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration reform and overwhelmingly oppose potential GOP efforts to roll it back, according to a “Latino Decisions” poll released last Monday.

The survey, which was conducted on behalf of the pro-immigration Presente.org, NALACC, and Mi Familia Vota, and sampled Latino registered voters nationwide, described President Obama’s immigration move as follows:

“President Obama has said that Congress had many chances to pass an immigration bill, and they failed. Now Obama has enacted executive action to provide relief from deportation for any undocumented immigrant who has not committed a crime, has lived here five or more years and is a parent of a U.S. citizen or legal resident child here in the U.S., and providing them with temporary work permits so they have legal status…”

The results are staggering. A whopping 89 percent support the president’s executive action. Just 23 percent support the idea of suing President Obama to stop him from taking executive action while 74 percent oppose it.

The numbers underscore the political danger that the immigration debate poses for Republicans.

In 2012, Mitt Romney won just 27 percent of Latino voters. If “Latino Decisions” new members are any guide, the GOP presidential nominee in 2016 may fare even worse.

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