A Quick Note on Latino Voters
The following is inspired by a comment thread on my post about Tim Donnelly’s political ad.
The following illustrates what ought to be obvious, but is lost on some who think that all they need to know about people is the hue of their skin, and that is: voters respond to the messages of parties and candidates. Specifically, we can see from the following chart from the Pew Research Center) that there has been a substantial amount of fluctuation of the Hispanic vote in presidential election over the last several decades:
Without even getting into specific policies, it is obvious that if the percentage of voters in group X who vote for party Z fluctuates over time, then the voters in group X are persuadable vis-a-vis voting for party Z. In other words, the numbers tell us that despite what some claim there are things that Republicans can do to attract (and to repel) Hispanic voters.