"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Thursday, September 8, 2011

File This Under "If Obama's Lost X, He's A Goner" - Part V

If Obama loses the Hispanic vote, he's likely a goner, and if Republicans can get the Hispanic vote going forward, they'll be a majority party for a long time.   Gallup is now showing that the first part of that equation is quickly becoming true:

President Obama's approval rating among Hispanics hit a new monthly low at 48 percent in August, according to Gallup, another troubling sign as he heads into next year's election.

In 2008, Obama blew out Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz among the latino voting block, 67 percent to 31 percent, according to exit polls. That not only helped him in states such as Florida, New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado, but given the size of the margin, it also helped put him over the top in traditionally red states including Virginia and Indiana (where Obama commanded 77 percent of the latino vote).
Now for the second part of the equation, making Republicans a majority party:  can you say Perry-Rubio '12?

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