Why GOP struggles to make inroads with California Hispanics
A new poll shows that Republican candidates for governor and Senate in California are still far behind their Democratic opponents among Hispanic voters.
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Results of the poll show the problem could cost them in California races for Senate and the governor's office.
In the race for US Senate, Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer holds a 38-point lead over Republican Carly Fiorina among Latino voters, according to a Los Angeles Times/University of Southern California poll released over the weekend.
The same poll shows Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown enjoying a 19-point margin over Republican challenger Meg Whitman. Experts and activists say the Republican stance on immigration is to blame.