Republicans think religion could help them woo Hispanics. They’re wrong.
The Republican Party continues to lose the Hispanic vote in ever-increasing numbers. After George W. Bush won upwards of 40 percent of Latinos in 2004, Mitt Romney took just 27 percent of them in 2012.
This trend is especially frustrating for GOP leaders who — rightly — point out that Hispanics are actually pretty religious and socially conservative. This, they argue, should draw more Hispanics toward the GOP.