In 2012, Republicans issued an infamous autopsy that outlined the future strategy of the party that would include enticing Latinos. “If Hispanic Americans perceive that a GOP nominee or candidate does not want them in the United States (i.e. self-deportation), they will not pay attention to our next sentence…. If Hispanics think we do not want them here, they will close their ears to our policies” the RNC report read. A year into Donald Trump’s presidency, it appears that Latinos across the board have heard their message. It is clear that Republicans don’t have just a Latino problem—they have a generational crisis on their hands.
A new poll by Latino Decisions, Latino Victory Project and America’s Voice suggests that the Latino conservatism is stuck. Nearly every significant demographic of the Latino population that is key in Latino outreach for Republicans is in retreat.
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