The Democrats are betting the house on Hispanic voters. Especially in the wake of President Obama’s unilateral action on immigration reform, it looks like the Dems are looking to do everything in their power to be attractive to the ever-increasing Hispanic population and building their base for the next election on that foundation. But according to a new survey, it looks like they might need to drop one of the defining positions of their party: gun control . . .
McKeon & Associates polled thousands of registered Hispanic voters on the issue. The resulting study indicates that the vast and overwhelming majority of the Hispanic population believes that more gun control is not a good idea.
9. Which of the following do you believe will reduce violence and make your community safer – passing additional gun laws, strictly enforcing laws that already exist or parents and residents taking more control of their community?
15% Passing additional gun laws
41% Strictly enforcing laws that already exist
38% Parents and residents taking more control of their community
6% Don’t know
The results indicate that only 15% of Hispanic voters believe that additional gun control is a good idea. This conflicts with the prevailing views of the Democratic party, where 71% of their ranks believe that stricter gun laws are required.
The real question is whether the Dems will listen to their newest and increasingly important demographic, rather than simply pandering to their most controversial and prominent cause (immigration reform). The majority of Hispanics (and the majority of Americans, for that matter) think that gun control is a terrible idea, but the party of government continues to blindly push for the same failed policies.
You can read the rest of the report here.