President Obama’s wins in the 2008 and 2012 were marked by extremely strong performances among Latinos — performances that (initially at least) led GOP leaders to call for their party to get right on immigration reform. The GOP, you see, doesn’t want to keep getting drubbed among Latinos. Because it wants to win.
Well, with the 2016 campaign starting to get off the ground, it’s becoming pretty clear: The GOP has made very little progress in wooing Hispanic voters.
A new poll from the Democratic pollster Bendixen & Amandi and GOP pollster the Tarrance Group (conducted for the pro-comprehensive immigration reform group Partnership for a New American Economy) shows that Republicans continue to struggle mightily to woo Hispanic votes ahead of the 2016 election.