The numbers above, are, quite frankly, amazing. Latino voters are a diverse group, and like any diverse group, it's hard to get nearly uniform opinion on anything.
But immigration does it. A whopping 89 percent of Latino voters support President Obama's immigration executive orders in a new poll published November 24 by Latino Decisions, sponsored by Presente.org/NALACC/Mi Familia Vota. And while it found Latino voters were, on the whole, astoundingly supportive of the executive actions and opposed to any measures that might be used to counteract them, one bit in particular stood out:
Even a majority of Latino Republicans support the executive actions.
Latino Decisions points out:
It is fair to say this is the most unified we have ever found Latino public opinion.
While the majority of Latino voters did not approve
of President Obama's handling of immigration policy prior to the election, they're pleased that the promised actions did finally arrive. For many, this is personal. Threatening to defund the immigration executive actions, sue to have them stopped, or even impeach the president—or any other lunatic shenanigans that Republicans can come up with—is clearly not the way for the GOP to endear themselves to this important and growing group of voters. Not even those who are Republicans.
Does the GOP want the 2016 Democratic nominee to break records for Latino support? As the president might say, Please proceed.
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