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December 5, 2012

Zoltan Hajnal, Jeremy D. Horowitz: Why the poor favor the Democrats

Speaking to donors after the election, Mitt Romney attributed his loss to President Obama to the administration’s strategy of “giving a lot of stuff” to blacks and Latinos, citing in particular “free health care” and “amnesty for the children of illegals.” But data show a more plausible explanation: Black, Latino and Asian-American voters, who overwhelmingly voted for Obama, were simply evaluating the long-term record of each party.

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