Trump Scores Better With Minorities Than Romney Did
After Mitt Romney’s humiliating loss to Barack Obama in 2012, the GOP hired a consulting team to put together a “Autopsy Report” of what went wrong and how the Republican Party could change to have a better chance of winning. Exit polls now show Trump won at least 29 percent of the Latino vote in 2016, while Romney won only 27 percent in in 2012. The polls also show Trump won at least 8 percent of the African-American vote, while Romney won only 6 percent. That’s incredible — and more so because it contradicts the pro-amnesty claims made in those globalist-backed GOP reports.
In 2013, Trump ridiculed the autopsy when it was published.
.@RNC report was written by the ruling class of consultants who blew the election. Short on ideas. Just giving excuses to donors.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 19, 2013
GOP voters time and time again showed Republican leadership that they were wrong. Voters opposed both attempts by the house to pass amnesty programs. Those voters also defeated the GOP’s majority leader, Rep. Eric Cantor, and subsequently picked Trump in the GOP primaries largely because of his opposition to amnesty. Marco Rubio was defeated during the presidential primary, chiefly because of his support for amnesty — and so he lost his chance to run against Hillary Clinton in 2016.
When Trump’s turn came on Nov. 8, 2016, he beat Romney’s performance.
According to Breitbart, “The poll’s details show that Trump won 13 percent of African-American men and 33 percent of Latino men, although he won only 4 percent of African-American women, and 26 percent f Latino women. His performance may have been even higher, in part, because up to 7 percent of African-American men and up to five percent Latino men refused to tell pollsters who they voted for. In addition, people lie to pollsters. So Trump may have won as much as 30 percent of Latinos and 12 percent of African Americans — including 16 percent of African American men — assuming that just half the undeclared vote went to Trump.”
The article report states:
In practice, those vote shares would have boosted his national vote by one percent from African-Americans and almost three percent from Latinos.
That GOP performance among minorities is the best since 2004, when President George W. Bush won 40 percent of the smaller Latino vote during the economic bubble that had created so many temporary jobs for American Latinos and for illegal immigrants — but which eventually allowed the election of President Barack Obama in 2016.
Overall, African-Americans contributed 12 percent of the national vote in 2016, down from 13 percent in 2012, while the Latino share of the national vote nudged up from 10 percent to 11 percent, according to CNN.