Maybe the Democrats’ idea of immigration “reform” is appealing, on some level, to California’s heavy population of Hispanic voters; maybe it isn’t. But one thing appears clear after viewing the results of a poll released by the Spanish-language TV network Univision: It’s nowhere near the top of their list of hot issues going into the 2014 midterm elections.
Apparently under the impression that they, as citizens and voters, are Americans first and foremost, California’s sampling of Hispanic voters put a slew of broader National issues ahead of immigration as decisive factors that will sway their votes this year.
Where among the list of hot issues did immigration rank?
Well, education was named by 21 percent of the California Hispanic voters who were surveyed, garnering more top-priority attention than any other issue. That was followed by jobs (16 percent); government spending (15 percent); Social Security (13 percent); growing personal wealth (ten percent) and health care (nine percent).
Immigration came in as the top priority for eight percent of California’s Hispanic voters – taking seventh place in that long list.
In addition, the survey asked the State’s Hispanic voters to identify what their “major concern or complaint” about the Republican Party. Only ten percent responded by calling out Republican opposition to immigration reform, and only five percent said their biggest gripe with Republicans is that they favor white people over minorities.