Republican pollster says GOP has work to do in reaching out to minority communities

Republican pollster Conor Maguire said in an interview that aired Thursday on Hill.TV's "What America's Thinking" that the GOP has more work to do in reaching out to underrepresented communities during elections. 

"I think there is definitely work that the Republican Party needs to do to reach out into different communities," Maguire, a senior client strategist at WPA Intelligence, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons. 

"One of the main things that we look at is … what these different communities believe in. So we're not going to Hispanic communities and just talking about pro-life issues. They're not just one group," he continued. 

"Having Republicans go into Hispanic communities and talk about jobs and the economy. Not just showing up on Election Day and saying 'hey, we're Republicans too,'" he added.

Black, Hispanic and Asian voters largely vote in favor of Democrats, according to data from the Pew Research Center. This year's midterm elections were no exception.

A Pew Research Center survey found that 90 percent of black voters said they voted for Democratic candidates in the contests, while 69 percent of Hispanics and 77 percent of Asians also swung in favor of Democrats

Fifty-nine percent of women said they voted for Democratic candidates. 

— Julia Manchester