… Over the past 30 years, Latinos have consistently supported liberal candidates at the state and national level. The Democratic presidential ticket hasn’t won less than 60 percent of the two-party vote in 30 years.
Despite this, according to some, Latinos are still ideologically up for grabs. Ronald Reagan famously declared that Latinos “are Republicans, they just don’t know it yet.”
“It’s a stereotype that, like many stereotypes, has a factual core to it,” says Stanford political science Professor Gary Segura, the director of Chicana/o studies in the university’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. [cont.]