November 25, 2012 For political junkies only: R Hispanics don’t win by carrying Hispanic votes
I was in the middle of a discussion of 2016 Republican prospects when I had a sudden yen to look up exit poll data involving Hispanic Republicans. There was no exit polls on the 2010 New Mexico gubernatorial election (in which Republican Susana Martinez was elected) but there are some for the 2010 Nevada gubernatorial election, in which Republican Brian Sandoval won.
Sandoval won 53% statewide but only 33% of the Hispanic vote. He ran only three points ahead of Sharron Angle (the party’s failed Senate nominee) among Hispanics, but ten points ahead among Whites. (Exit poll data for the Senate race here).