By now, just about everyone understands that Republicans have a problem with Hispanic voters. The bigger question now is if a bi-partisan immigration bill will be the cure. …
Immigration reform is a “threshold issue”: without it, Republicans can’t get past the threshold and into the living rooms of Hispanic Americans. But, in order to be invited to stay in their homes and in their lives, Republicans need to be able to convince these voters that they understand and empathize with the issues that are the most pressing to them.
However, some of the most basic tenants of GOP ideology are unappealing to the majority of Hispanics. [cont.]
Amy Walter, Cook Political Report
Recent polls: Immigration