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."

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ssqu.12000/abstract

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Once again the GOP is too dumb to realize that a way to victory would be to increase their share of the white vote from by about 4 to 5 percentage points. I think you had a post on this after the election. It would be much easier to get an additional 5 percent from your existing target market then to change policy and try to appeal to people who are diametrically opposed to your brand.

theKansasCitian said...

This is the post to which you were referring:

http://thekansascitian.blogspot.com/2012/11/what-cola-wars-tell-us-about-state-of.html