We always like to say that those within the GOP that advocate amnesty as a panacea for our electoral troubles are basing their supposition off three erroneous assumptions. First, they are assuming that the Hispanic voters who support amnesty are within reach of conservative candidates to begin with. Second, they assume that the loss of those voters would outweigh the gain from white working class voters who strongly oppose amnesty. Finally, they presume that all Hispanic voters are monolithic and place the importance of immigration beyond any other issue.
Well, according to the latest Gallup poll, there are several issues that concern Hispanics more than immigration. Healthcare, economic growth, and unemployment all polled higher in terms of priority issues that immigration. In fact, the federal budget deficit polled very closely with immigration as a priority!
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