DAN SCHNUR POINTS OUT THAT LATINO VOTERS ARE increasingly choosing the Republican Party, and points to three factors that account for the shift.
Various theories try to explain this shift in voting behavior. Like most ethnic groups that immigrated to America during the 19th and 20th centuries, Latinos became more conservative economically as they achieved greater prosperity. Also, Latinos serve in the armed forces at much higher levels than any other ethnic or racial group, leading to higher support of the Republican agenda for national security and military preparedness. Finally, there are rising numbers of Latino voters, both Catholic and evangelical, who relate to the GOP's platform on issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage.
Add to this trend shifts among union membership and African American voters, and the Democratic Party appears to be having trouble hanging on to the very core of it's constituency. But don't tell tham that. They don't want to hear it, won't believe it anyway, and certainly won't address the reasons for the shifts.