Friday, January 25, 2013
Study: No Evidence GOP Could Increase Support Among Latino Voters by Supporting Less Restrictive Immigration Policies
Study reveals tough stance on immigration does not hurt Republicans among Latino voters.
"This analysis found little evidence suggesting that Latino voters are less likely to support Republican incumbents with anti-immigration records. There was evidence suggesting that vote choice among non-Hispanic white was influenced by incumbent records on immigration, but the effect varied according to the respondent’s own views on immigration."
"Conclusion: This study found no evidence that incumbent Republicans could increase their share of the Latino vote by embracing less restrictive immigration policies. In fact, doing so may cost them votes among non-Hispanic whites."