Republican Party in Trouble With Latinos

6. While increased outreach would likely lead to increased turnout for the GOP, that alone is not enough. Latinos tend to be more liberal on social issues than most Republican candidates, and as with the overall population, younger Latinos are more liberal than older generations.

So while the results of the survey already warrant concern from the Republican Party, realistically, Latinos overall are even more likely to be liberal. And while it's true that younger Latinos, like younger people in general, vote at lower rates, Democrats have proven especially adept at mobilizing young voter through social media and other forms of outreach.

As former Senator Norm Coleman (R-Minnesota) said at a news conference on Wednesday to discuss the survey results, "Mitt Romney won the 2004 election, but that wasn't who showed up."

Ayres, who also attended the conference, echoed Coleman.

"We need a new business model and a new product to sell to a new America," he said.

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