New data reveals that a Republican candidate needs nearly 50 percent of the Hispanic vote to secure the 2016 presidential election, reported the Los Angeles Times. It looks like Donald Trump is out.
Whether conservatives want to admit it or not, the Hispanic vote is a key demographic that must be won in order to have the White House. The Republicans need at least 47 percent of the Hispanic vote to win, an increase attributed to changing demographics in America, compared to the 40 percent it once needed. For perspective, Republican candidate Mitt Romney barely won 20 percent of the Hispanic vote.
“It’s very, very, very basic: Every single year, you need a little bit more of the Latino vote,” said Matt Barreto, UCLA political science professor and co-founder of the polling firm Latino Decisions. “It’s just math.”
Considering the density of the Hispanic vote, Trump, who’s all but alienated Hispanics, is unlikely to win the presidency due to his immense unpopularity with the demographic. Candidate Jeb Bush is ahead of his GOP opponents, but that’s only with 27 percent of the group’s support.
The GOP’s blindness and racist rhetoric against Hispanics will cost them the White House for a third consecutive general election. However, that unpopularity is for the benefit of Americans.