Lhota Struggling To Win Latino Votes

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Over 700,000 Latinos are registered to vote in New York City — is it any wonder that mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota are both courting them? But Lhota is doing worse on this score than Republicans traditionally do. For the first time in 25 years, a Republican might win fewer than three in 10 Hispanic votes.

Why? And is the low response from Latinos about Lhota in particular or the Republican Party in general? 

WNYC reporter Mirela Iverac went to find out.

To hear her full report, click the audio player.