Poll: Hispanics Like Obama, Gitmo « The Washington Independent
Resurgent Republic releases a poll on Hispanic political attitudes, searching for some good wedge issues to cleave them from the Obama administration. The general rule for such issues, formulated by Newt Gingrich, is that really unifying issues need 70 percent support or more. Resurgent Republic doesn’t find that much for GOP proposals. Actually, on every issue, Hispanics are more satisfied with the Obama administration’s priorities than independents are.
The key findings: 53 percent of Hispanics would back a congressional candidate who pledged to use unspent stimulus funds to pay down the debt, 62 percent support keeping Gitmo open, and 54 percent oppose a KSM trial in New York. The rub? Sixty-nine percent of Hispanics hold a favorable impression of President Obama, and 55 percent look favorably upon congressional Democrats. The Republican hope is that the Democrats just don’t bring up immigration reform, which Hispanics want to see, and which Republicans have yet to find a winning approach on.