"Gallup’s data indicate that this picture is not going to get any brighter for the Republicans on its own, merely by virtue of generational shifts," pollster Andrew Dugan said in a release. "Despite the higher rate of U.S. nativity among young Hispanics compared with those 35 and older, young Hispanic adults are just as entrenched in the Democratic Party, thus perpetuating the high degree of difficulty Republicans face in trying to make inroads in this important and growing community.”
Democrats have increased their lead with Hispanics in recent years, likely due President Obama's push for Hispanic voters through the election.
"In January 2012 -- well before the November election -- 29 percent of Hispanics saw themselves as Democrats. This spiked to 38 percent in November, before falling slightly to 36 percent in December," Dugan said.