The Republican tug of war between Hispanics and the Tea PartyNBC Latino (2013)
AbstractThe last three presidential elections make it plain that the GOP must undertake some serious electoral outreach to Hispanic Americans if it wants to remain a viable major national party. In 2004, President George W. Bush, a supporter of immigration reform and the former governor of Texas, a border state with a large Hispanic population, received the support of 44% of Hispanic voters, more than any other GOP nominee to date. The GOP standard-bearers in 2008 (Arizona Senator John McCain) and 2012 (Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney) saw their Hispanic support plummet to 31% and 27%, respectively. For both Romney and McCain, the issue of immigration is widely considered to be the primary culprit for their lackluster support among Hispanic voters.
- republican party,
- tea party movement
Publication DateMarch 29, 2013
Citation InformationJuhem Navarro-Rivera. "The Republican tug of war between Hispanics and the Tea Party" NBC Latino (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/juhemnr/5/