Mitt Romney’s Magic Number

Mitt Romney’s campaign has identified 38% as the “magic number” of Latino voters they need to secure victory over President Obama in the November election. This seems rather ambitious; John McCain earned 31% of the Latino vote in 2008, and Romney stands at a mere 26% ten weeks before the election.

In light of the Republican National Convention and his campaign’s clearly articulated goal, I examine the viability of reaching that 38% target. [cont.]

Gabriel Sanchez, Latino Decisions