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George W. Bush’s close margin with Hispanics was an aberration.
Democrats have won Hispanics in every election since 1976 (1976: D+64; 1980: D+19; 1984: D+32; 1988: D+40; 1992: D+36; 1996: D+52; 2000: D+27; 2004: D+9; 2008: D+36). In 2004, President Bush garnered 44% of the Hispanic vote—the highest on record for a Republican—despite a position on immigration that at the time was hostile to a path to citizenship. This reduced the Democratic margin with Hispanics to 9 points—the only election in which Democrats won Hispanic voters by single digit margins.