Let’s look at the data. Well, data that doesn’t come from conservative propaganda outfits.
Washington Post national poll, December 28, 2011:
ImpreMedia/Latino Decisions, 9/30-10/9:
Generic Republican 17
The bottom line? Latinos may be disappointed in the lack of progress on immigration reform the last few years. But they saw who voted against the DREAM Act in Congress, and they see who is still campaigning against the DREAM Act. They see who is demagoguing Mexico and kowtowing to the notorious Latino-hating Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and they see who is passing anti-immigrant laws in places like Arizona and Alabama. They know that Romney wants to make things so miserable for undocumented immigrants that they “self-deport.”
There may be disappointment in Obama and the Democratic Party among Latinos, but no matter what Politico is smoking, there is zero opening for Republicans with this key, growing, demographic.