After the last election cycle, conventional wisdom dictated that the Hispanic vote was vital to President Obama’s re-election, and reporters were quick to point out how pivotal Hispanics were in swinging Colorado blue. Now, however, this key demographic is going to be increasingly difficult for Democrats to win over in 2014. #thanksobamacare
We hope Sen. Mark Udall is paying close attention because this is going to sting. According to the latest poll from Public Policy Polling, a left-leaning firm, 57 percent of Hispanics disapprove of Obamacare and 58 percent of Hispanics think it was somewhat to very unsuccessful in its implementation.
It is already clear that Udall’s support of Obamacare is going to hurt him across the board, but the hit taken among Hispanics is especially devastating because they are a group that historically has had positive attitudes towards government-run healthcare. That probably explains why Udall only leads Rep. Cory Gardner 36 percent to 33 percent among Hispanic voters in the PPP poll.
Those numbers have got to be giving Team Udall nightmares. He may be the incumbent, but the guy is already trying to dig himself out of a hole that just keeps getting bigger.