Mark Blumenthal | December 7, 2007
Mickey Kaus sees a flaw in a new analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center.
The Pew Hispanic Center reports that between July 2006 and October 2007 Hispanic voters went from 49/28 Dem-Republican to 57/23--a net Democratic gain of 13 points.
As Kaus points out, the analysis appears to attribute the shift to Republican resistance to immigration reform. He continues:
The problem, of course, is that the Pew Center doesn't tell us how many points the Democrats gained among non-Hispanic voters, or all voters generally. These were not good months for the GOP.
That particular analysis may not include the party identification numbers for all Americans, but the Pew Research Center regularly includes those results in its monthly survey releases. A late October release shows that leaned party identification (identifiers plus leaners) among all adults went from 47%-40% Democrat/Republican in July 2006 to 54%-36% in October 2007 -- a net Democratic gain of 11 points.
Back to you Mickey.