Little known fact: most of the impressive gains that George W. Bush made among Hispanics in 2004 were actually among Latino evangelicals. In other words, it was his appeal to evangelicals that did it as much as his appeal to Hispanics. They liked his conservative positions on abortion and gay marriage, and his evangelical faith.
But because the Republicans are now increasingly viewed as anti-immigrant, Democrats have a shot this year. According to Newsweek, these voters are taking a look at the Democrats broader social justice agenda but also still care about abortion.
(Originally posted at Steve Waldman's blog at Beliefnet.)1