Dramatic slump in Hispanic voters' support hurting Republicans badly
As pundits and politicians continue to analyze the results of 2012 US presidential elections, it is increasingly becoming evident that Republicans presidential candidates are losing ground among Hispanic voters.
44 percent of Hispanics voted for a Republican in 2004, which dropped to 31 percent in 2008, and in the 2012 election, it further fell to 27 percent, Fox News reports.
According to the report, it's a trend that is worrying Republicans, even those who may agree, in principle, with Mitt Romney's declaration during the second debate that the U.S. should "not grant amnesty to those who have come here illegally."
In wake of Romney's comments, some Republicans are now questioning whether some kind of a pathway should be created for illegal immigrants who are already here, the report said.
Hispanic advocates say US President Barack Obama won support among Latinos after his administration claimed that it would stop deporting certain young illegal immigrants.
Jennifer Korn, the executive director of Hispanic Leadership Network, said that decision, "although super-political, it still fared well with Hispanics," the report added.