Ann Coulter‘s advice for the 2016 Republican presidential nominee is simple: win “by driving up the white vote.”
Appearing on “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday, Coulter told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly that “Republicans have been tricked into a suicidal election strategy” by believing the media and national polls on illegal immigration.
O’Reilly cited a recent Pew Research Center Poll that showed broad public support for legal status for illegal aliens, with 72 percent agreeing that illegal immigrants should have a way to stay in the U.S. legally.
The polls are “all lying,” Coulter responded, arguing that she offers proof in her new book, “Adios America: The Left’s Plan to Turn our Country into a Third World Hellhole.”
She explained that the polls craft their questions in a way that favors liberal immigration policy, and use methods that over-represent Democrats.
O’Reilly asked Coulter if she’s arguing that a Republican presidential nominee should “just walk away from the whole crew.”
Coulter responded by noting that the Democrats don’t worry about attracting more Second Amendment supporters or pro-life voters. “The way Republicans win is by driving up the white vote,” she said. “How about for once appealing to your base?”
Coulter and O’Reilly discussed President George W. Bush’s success with Hispanic voters compared to Mitt Romney’s failure to attract that demographic at the polls.
Dismissing O’Reilly’s argument that the Hispanic vote pushed Bush “over the top,” Coulter said “If you’re not getting 51 percent, you’re losing.”
“If Romney had gotten 71 percent of the Hispanic vote, he still loses,” she said. “If he got 4 points more of the white vote, he would have won.
“What should Republicans be going for?” Coulter said.