- Apr 13, 2011
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- Political Leaning
Anti-immigration-reform Republicans held a “March for Jobs” in Washington, D.C. on Monday in an effort to stop comprehensive immigration reform. But a new Gallup pollsuggests that the only voters who identify with Republicans over Democrats on immigration are non-Hispanic whites age 50 and older.
But even older white voters only identify more with Republicans’ views by a mere 7 percent. If this trend holds, the theory that Republicans can win the White House by simply pursuing “missing white voters” who stayed home in 2012 makes no sense — at least for the 2016 presidential election.
“By 2016, non-whites should make up around 30 percent of the overall electorate, and the Democratic candidate would be able to win the national popular vote while losing the white vote by 24 percentage points,” Ruy Teixeira and Alan Abramowitz write in a new memo for The Democratic Strategist.
Read more @: POLL: Only White Voters Over 50 Identify With The GOP On Immigration
Yea this says a lot about how peoples views are evolving and it seems a lot of the GOP's positions on immigration need to evolve or they are going to be left in the dustbin..