Here's something sobering to consider for Republicans hoping to woo Latinos with the likes of Florida senator Marco Rubio: he's less liked among that demographic than Hillary Clinton. "Big time," even, according to Talking Points Memo
The site reports
on the massive appreciation gap between Hillz and Rubio among Latino voters, as evidenced by a new survey conducted by Quinnipiac University. Clinton dusted Rubio by nearly 40 points in a hypothetical (though likely
, at this point) 2016 presidential contest:
"Clinton led Rubio 60-24 among Latino voters," reads the report, which explained that Rubio's poor performance could come partially from the fact that he "only recently took on a major role in passing an immigration reform bill."
The immigration issue represents one among many rifts within the broader GOP, with politicos (Jeb Bush excepted
) somewhat more keen on paths to citizenship than conservatives at large. TPM
"If Rubio can't move the needle in polls even as immigration reform approaches passage, it could intensify fears among rank-and-file Republicans that they're about to grant legal status to a giant new Democratic voting bloc."