The Fix: Latino vote

A silver lining for Republicans in the Latino vote

Could there be light at the end of the tunnel for Republicans when it comes to winning the Latino vote?
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) speaks at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference on Friday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Almost all of the recent coverage of the illegal immigration issue, including on this blog, has focused on the idea that the Democrats’ widening advantage with the Latino vote could be a game-changer for years to come, thanks to the fast-growing nature of that population and its consistent Democratic lean.

That much is clear and agreed upon by strategists on both sides of the aisle.

But a new poll from USA Today and Gallup suggests Republicans may have some hope in future generations. More specifically: They have a better chance at winning Lati no votes as those Hispanics become more ingrained in American society.

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