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Poll: Latinos want bigger gov't

Becky Yeh - California correspondent   (OneNewsNow.com) Friday, November 30, 2012

Though the GOP is losing minority voters, especially Hispanics, a public policy expert asserts that legalizing illegal immigration isn't the answer to winning them back.

As OneNewsNow has noted, the most recent national election showed that Republicans nationwide are losing the Latino vote. A Pew Research Center poll taken the day after the election shows that Latinos voted for President Barack Obama two-to-one -- garnering him the highest percentage from that demographic for any Democratic presidential candidate since Bill Clinton in 1996.

Ellis, Ashton (CFIF)Ashton Ellis, the contributing editor at the Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF), points out that the survey also shows that Latinos voted with economics and healthcare reform in mind and that they actually want a bigger government that provides more services.

"So what this indicates is that even if comprehensive immigration reform goes through on the most favorable terms to the illegal population -- meaning through the DREAM Act or even just blanket amnesty -- it's not like the Republican Party is poised to then gain a lot of new votes," he explains. "In fact, if anything, it looks like we're about to legalize millions of voters for a much larger government."

The Pew survey reveals that most thought Romney's policies favored the rich and that 75 percent of Hispanics want bigger government.

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