Well, with the 2016 campaign starting to get off the ground, it's becoming pretty clear: The GOP has made very little progress in wooing Hispanic voters.
A new poll from the Democratic pollster Bendixen & Amandi and GOP pollster the Tarrance Group (conducted for the pro-comprehensive immigration reform group Partnership for a New American Economy) shows that Republicans continue to struggle mightily to woo Hispanic votes ahead of the 2016 election.
In match-ups with Hillary Rodham Clinton, GOP candidates trail by 33 to 44 points among Latinos.
Obama, as it happens, won Hispanics by 36 points in 2008 and 44 points in 2012. So, basically in the same ballpark.
Here are the 2008 and 2012 races, compared to the new polls:
Even former Florida governor Jeb Bush and current Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), who is Hispanic, trail Clinton by identical 60-to-27 margins -- and both of them have pushed for comprehensive immigration reform. Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.), the other Hispanic GOP senator, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry fare the worst, trailing Clinton 64 to 22 and 65 to 21, respectively.
Oh, and this poll was actually conducted before Obama announced his big executive action on immigration. So it's not like this is some kind of momentary bump.
George W. Bush lost the Latino vote in 2000 by a relatively meager 27 points -- and very narrowly won the presidency. That's looking like a higher water mark for the GOP right now.