Do Anti-Immigration Stances Cost the GOP Votes from Latinos?

The question at hand is whether the Latino respondents became less likely to support the GOP ticket in 2012, after Arizona’s SB1070 and Romney’s advocacy of “self-deportation.”  As it turns out, Latino McCain supporters were more likely to leave the GOP camp than any other demographic group analyzed here.  McCain supporters who were not Latino stuck with Romney 84 percent of the time, while the senator’s Latino backers only stayed with Romney 70 percent of the time.

That’s from my newest post over at Wonkblog, where I look at the claim that anti-immigration stances cost the GOP votes from Latinos.  For more, and to learn about the shift in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Latino support between 2004 and 2008, head here.

[Cross-posted at The Monkey Cage]

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Dan Hopkins

Dan Hopkins is an assistant professor of government at Georgetown University.