‘Shock’ poll: Hispanic illegal immigrants overwhelmingly favor Democrats

Surprising no one, the Pew Research Center today released a report showing that Hispanic illegal immigrants overwhelmingly lean toward the Democratic Party. Though the report is new, the numbers come from Pew’s 2012 National Survey of Latinos; perhaps Sen. Marco Rubio’s spearheading of the Gang of 8’s immigration reform legislation will turn that number right around.

The Washington Post has something of a silver lining for Republicans. As is turns out, the GOP actually fares slightly better among Hispanic illegals than it does legal permanent residents and citizens.

The numbers among Hispanic illegal immigrants were actually slightly better for Republicans than among legal ones.

Among Hispanic legal permanent residents (legal status but not citizens), Democrats led 67-13 percent. And among Hispanics who immigrated to the United States and became citizens, they led 69-17.

On his extensive tour of conservative media outlets, a large part of Rubio’s sales pitch for immigration reform was that Republican values aligned closely with those of Hispanics. Still, Latino voters voted for Barack Obama over Mitt Romney by a factor of 71%-27%.

Sen. Rubio hasn’t had anything to say on his Twitter feed about immigration reform for nearly a month, and it doesn’t look like these poll numbers will do much to change that.

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Shock for whom?
    Not here.

    • thetreyman

      i think twitchy had that in the headline sarcastically, hence the quotation marks.

    • Jessica

      Actually I’m a little shocked but I’ve only started learning about the demographics in the polling system. I would have thought that since a majority of Hispanics are Catholic/Christian, their beliefs would steer them further right and conservative.

      • Tom Lewis

        Your thinking is logical, its just that many of the priest that the Hispanics go to mass to don’t promote Catholic Teaching as much as they teach social justice. It sad, look how many US Catholic Universities are promoting amnesty, and yet they call themselves Catholic. A Catholic should participate in the democratic government of a country, and obey it’s just laws. The way amnesty has been set up is against the laws of the land, which causes great strife for the people who live in this country trying to maintain a regular living standard.

        Catholics and Hispanic Catholics are no different, however, most recent immigrants are subservient to those who benefit them, whether in their country or the UNITED STATES. The very sad thing is that the American Bishops also support breaking the laws of the land for what appears to be merciful, but in fact is highly burdensome to those who live here. The American Bishops also supported Obama Care, with little thought, and very little understanding as to what is at stake.

        Bottom line, it is the social justice that is preached by both bishops and priest to the Hispanic immigrants and residence here in the United States. The Catholic faith, does not support the stealing of wealth and property so that Amnesty can take place. Amnesty is stealing from others. The Democrat party knows full well that the Hispanics who receive Amnesty will enable their Democrat power to continue by supportive Hispanic Voters. So the immigration issue is merely a means for the Democrat party to stay in power.

  • Karla M

    Pew says that the Hispanic electorate will double by 2030:


    I assume they are not counting illegal immigrants being made citizens through immigration reform. Isn’t it true that even if no immigration reform is passed in the House, the republican party could be a facing a future crisis because if the Hispanic electorate will double in 17 years, that is going to impact the republican party. If the republican party does not fix its relationship with the Hispanic community and get a much larger share of votes from Hispanics, there could be a crisis for the party regardless of immigration reform.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      The problem is that trying to be Democrat-Lite to foster this relationship will never work. If given a choice between a Democrat and a kind of Democrat, they will choose the D every time.

      I think the numbers speak for themselves. Spanish speaking immigrants do not vote for conservative policies. Why alienate the base of the party chasing a demographic that doesn’t want to be caught.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004697500362 John Smith

        Our country is headed to 3rd world status. It seems most immigrants are from the 3rd world and they vote for policies that come from the 3rd world.

        • CombatDiver

          I see this in our near future…..Zimbabwe-esqe, Just sayin.

          • Ronald Green

            The Visigoths are coming…

      • 912er

        The Republican establishment thinks they can buy democrat voters with a $50 bill when leftists are passing out $100 bills.

        • stillinthe60s

          That’s trillion dollar bills!

      • Tom Lewis

        This is true.

    • Tom Lewis

      The trouble with the Republican party is that it does not speak Spanish, nor does it go into Spanish neighborhoods. It is the old tried and true. Secondly there needs to be a Republican National Radio stations group that communicates with Hispanics. There is nothing at this time, to the Republicans loss.

  • Magnifico

    Shocker to idiots like Rubio….old news for anybody with a heartbeat.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Anyone else notice that Pew refers to them as “Unauthorized” Immigrants?

  • peteee363

    bank robbers would also favor them if they were to receive amnesty for breaking the law as well!

  • Steve_J

    Senator Rubio is going to be an ex-Senator in 2016.

    • CDUB

      Here, here…….. This FL resident is steamed!

      • Tom Lewis

        Yeah what a dumbas

    • 912er

      He has probably been offered a more important job in government that a senator allows nowadays.

    • in_awe

      Expect a large influx of cash from RINO and big business sources going into Rubio’s campaign war chest starting next month. Only a very organized on the ground anti-Rubio effort stands a chance of defeating him – he’ll have all the money he needs to own the airwaves in FL in 2016.

      • Steve_J

        So did Crist.

      • Tom Lewis

        Do not feed the Rino’s any more money from here on out.

  • freeboulder

    Spanish language TV in those countries and ours are worse than the MSM with their bias and unaccountability for accurate reporting. This is no surprise to me at all especially when you consider Latinos are overwhelmingly conservative on individual issues. Messaging and communication is what’s killing conservative culture, or rather making room for cultural popular liberalism.

    • V the K

      Exactly! Why is there no Spanish language conservative talk radio? Where is the Hispanic Rush Limbaugh?

      • Grandma HeadInjury

        Lets get @SooperMexican a radio show! He is pretty awesome.

  • palintologist

    Doesn’t matter. Rubio, McLame, Lady Lindsey and Paul Ryan are on the same team as the proglodytes.

  • kateorjane

    If the GOP would just fold, approve amnesty, the Dream act, and generally pander a little better maybe we could get that approval percentage up to 25%?

  • NixTyranny

    Didn’t need this poll to know that Marco had already lost two votes for reelection in my household. The best Conservative to Primary against him in either Senate or Presidential Primary in FL gets our two votes.

  • FreedomFighter

    Only 7% of, supposedly, legal Hispanics voted last year.

  • URGR82

    Any data on white Hispanics?

    • aztectrumpet

      I think i have read that zimmerman voted for Obama. If true, maybe Obama has turned him and his family to the good side

      • URGR82

        Unfortunately logic does not turn Libs…

        • aztectrumpet

          but Obama trying to turn him into a criminal might

  • feduppianoman

    The dems have to be salivating over the fact that the republicans are about to hand them permanent control of the government by voting for amnesty. Brilliant move republicans… how suicidal of you.

    • CDUB

      Well said. Very true and very sad. Santa Clause is winning.

    • 912er

      Not only that but it is going to finish off what’s left of the middle class….So the Republican politicians know that they will never win again and everyone’s lifestyle is going down yet they want amnesty….demand it even….Why?thats the question.

      • Harlan Hikaru Fox

        The remaining Republicans are trying to save their own asses. Not with the electorate, but what’s left of the Ivory Tower Elite Seats when everything else comes crashing down. They’re scrambling to be the last Republican in DC when the Progressives win for good. They don’t give a damn about any of us, they just don’t want to be kicked out of being part of the Washington Elite Ruling Class.

    • Garth Haycock

      The most infuriating fact of this is that it won’t affect those Republicans one bit. It’s what they want and as long as they keep getting elected, they won’t suffer the consequences of their idiocy the way the citizens will.

  • 912er

    Someone had better tell O’Reilly before the bill is passed so he can warn the folks.

  • logicrules

    …and in other news, murderers prefer non-death penalty states…

  • Jeremy

    This poll doesn’t surprise me and unfortunately Rubio is clueless.

  • Brother bob

    You want hispanics to cross the line? Launch a barage of material stressing the family, morals and jobs.

  • http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-atlanta/harriet-baldwin ★♥ Harriet Baldwin

    Conservatives knew this when Rubio went on his “radio blitz.” We get points for knowing before talk radio. When you lost Rush Limbaugh…

  • BoscoBolt

    ’13-year-old girl raped by more than a dozen illegal aliens in Texas’


    • no_more_deceit

      Hang them, then put their heads on sticks in front of the Gang on Eight’s offices, one on the Mexican Embassy in DC’s lawn and the rest on the border.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Castrate them instead. Cut off the offending member(s). If they are going to commint a crime with it, it should be removed.

  • BadGirloftheNorth

    I bet Rubio is playing woulda coulda shoulda right about now

  • DelPasso

    Who cares which party illegal immigrants favor? Why does it matter at all?

  • bobbymike34

    I am not a politician, thank goodness, but would it be hard to do this (Boehner, Cantor, Ryan, et al)?

    News conference – “Our focus is the economy and jobs for black AMERICANS, Hispanic AMERICANS, Asian AMERICANS……EVERY AMERICAN.

    We do not have time to focus on a policy that ranks near the bottom of what Americans care about. Americans are worried about this economy, about jobs, about how they are going to pay the bills or send their child to college.

    Until unemployment is under 5% and a long term plan is in place to reduce the deficit AND balance the budget, immigration reform is OFF THE TABLE legislatively.

    Now we have to get back to work helping to fix this economy.”

    • Ronald Green

      No votes in it for the Demorats. End of story… Sorry.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Sorry, but who gives a flying rat’s ass what illegal immigrants think? They are criminals. Sure give them ‘status’, but like felons, they can’t vote or own a gun.

  • G21

    We tend to forget that the distributed nature of civilization makes use of more knowledge than any person or group could hope to control.

  • Junie3

    Freebie party.