Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Evangelical Latinos are also Favoring Obama

Despite the fact that McCain shares the social views of Evangelical Latinos, his party’s depiction of immigrants may to blame for his inability to win their support…

McCain’s Latino problem looks to be most pronounced among Protestant Latinos, who had seemed to be the GOP’s doorway into the Hispanic population. From 2000 to 2004, Protestant Latinos increased their share of the total Hispanic electorate from 25 percent to 32 percent, in large part because of Bush’s evangelical outreach and strategic microtargeting of the community. Even as turnout increased, support for Bush among the group rose from 44 percent in 2000 to 56 percent in 2004.

The results of the Pew Hispanic Center poll which were released last week. Show that only a third of Protestant or Evangelical Hispanics intend to vote for McCain, while 59 percent support Obama — who also enjoys a 50-percentage-point lead among Catholic Latinos, long a solid bloc of the Democratic coalition.

While McCain and Bush have similar views on most social issues, including abortion, McCain’s candidacy may mark a return to an era of blue-blooded Republicans less vocal about their religious beliefs. Barack Obama, by contrast, speaks comfortably and frequently about his faith.

The biggest reason for the shift, though, has been the heated debate over immigration reform that has alienated many Hispanic voters previously receptive to the GOP — and that nearly cost McCain, a co-sponsor of the bipartisan 2006 immigration reform bill that inflamed conservatives, his party’s nomination.

In the 2006 midterm election, exit polls showed Latino support for Democrats had increased by 16 percentage points from 2004, compared to a six-percentage-point increase among whites.

Politico

Comments

  1. Gerardo Garcia says

    John McCain is truly a friend to the Hispanics, because he shares our same values.

    We as Hispanics, being Christians, we understand how critical is to have someone that supports family values, specially the right of the unborn to live.

    Our faith plays a very important role in our lives, and Senator McCain and his Cindy, through his life have been an example of not just talk the talk but actually walk by walk by the immense charitable work they have done in Countries need like India.

    They found a little girl in India, and they adopted her and have given her a great opportunity in this Country.

    Family is extremely important for us, and Senator McCain has always been supportive of our Hispanic Families through his Military and Political Career.

    As a Hispanic, I don’t want people to give me handouts, I want a person that provides a government that will defend my liberties and will provide the necessary things to not obstruct my goals.

    I am tired of politicians with populism ideas, thinking that we are ignorants and that we are looking to vote for the person who is willing to give us more in social programs….. NO!!!! I DON’T WANT THAT. JUST GIVE ME A GOVERNMENT THAT DON’T STEAL MY TAXES, PROVIDE BASIC SERVICES AND ABOVE EVERYTHING PROVIDE A FRIENDLY BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE FOR OUR SMALL HISPANICS BUSINESSES.

    THE ONLY CANDIDATE THAT SHARES THIS IDEAL WITH ME IS… JOHN MCCAIN!!!

    THANK YOUR SENATOR FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK FOR THIS GREAT COUNTRY!!!

    Gerardo the software Developer and small business owner!!!

    GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!