Bettina Inclan has quite the task in her first election as the Republican National Committee's Director of Hispanic Outreach — making inroads with a demographic that has traditionally shunned the Republican Party.
In 1980, Ronald Reagan told top adviser for Hispanic outreach Lionel Sosa that he would have an easy job. Here's what happened in the 1980 election, according to exit polls from the Roper Center at the University of Connecticut:
And here's what happened in the 2008 election with Barack Obama and John McCain:
So, not much has changed.