The Panamanian-born moderate-liberal commentator zeroes in on the results of a Resurgent Republic poll with Hispanic voters in swing states: "When Latinos in swing states are asked whom they trust to improve the economy, the answer is Democrats by a margin of 56 to 31 percent. Similarly, when they are asked which party has the right plans to improve education, a key to upward economic mobility, they favor Democrats over the GOP, 62 percent to 22 percent. Hispanic voters even told Resurgent Republic that Democrats, more than Republicans, share their social values by a margin of 66 percent to 21 percent. That finding shatters the conventional wisdom that socially conservative Catholic Hispanics would flock to the GOP were it not for the immigration issues."
More: "This time bomb for Republicans leaves them two options. They can play to short-term resentment of immigrants among aging white conservatives or they can try to persuade the current base of the party to take the long-view and act in the best interests of the GOP’s future. The political reality is that the fast-rising number of Latino voters moving into GOP congressional districts hurts Republican efforts to hold the majority in the House and kills hopes of gains in the Senate."