Just how “open-minded” are those tolerant liberals in California? How willing are they to listen to differing opinions and perhaps even cross the political divide and actually vote for a Republican? “Not very” seems to be the answer:
Almost one in five California voters said they would never cast a ballot for a Republican. Among Latinos, that rose to almost one in three, according to a new Los Angeles Times-USC poll.
Only 5% of California voters were as emphatically anti-Democrat, according to the survey.
California voters surveyed in the poll repudiated the GOP stance on illegal immigration by endorsing a host of positions intended to make it easier for the undocumented to gain legal status. Their support for same-sex marriage outnumbered that opposing any legal recognition by more than 3 to 1. Californians also endorsed an assertive role for government in protecting minority citizens, regulating corporations and helping the poor and needy, and rejected arguments that an activist role for government had harmed the fiber of American society.
It looks as if a Republican winning in the “granola state” (the land of fruit, nuts, and flakes) is almost an impossible dream, especially if that Republican is socially conservative as well.