According to a poll released this week, Latino voters are more likely to favor President Obama than any of the GOP presidential candidates.
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A poll released by Latino Decisions — an organization that focuses on “states in which the Latino vote will play an important role in the 2012 elections” — shows that GOP presidential candidates have low recognition among Latino voters.
According to the Latino Decisions poll released Monday, “none of the Republican presidential candidates has been able to captivate or attract the attention of Latinos until now. In other words, for the time being, among the eight candidates, there is no one equivalent to George W. Bush who would attract a significant percentage of the Latino vote.”
Latino entrepreneurs, conservative policy groups and media outlets continue to closely track what GOP 2012 presidential candidates are saying about issues important to Hispanic voters.
Even though everyone knew incumbent Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet had closed the gap between himself and longtime front-runner Republican Ken Buck in the weeks leading up to last week’s midterm election, polls still showed Buck winning by 1-2 points.
Eighty-one percent of Latino voters in Colorado voted for Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. Split the Latino vote down the middle between Bennet and Republican Ken Buck and Buck wins easily. Even if Buck had only received 30 percent of the Latino vote, he would have won the election. As it was, Buck barely out-polled gubernatorial candidate and anti-immigration hardliner Tom Tancredo among Hispanics.
Student DREAM Act backers and immigration reform activists took to the streets over the weekend, knocking on doors to talk Boulder residents into voting for candidates who favor comprehensive immigration reform.
“We as folks who are interested in the DREAM…
Adding to the political intrigue surrounding Commerce secretary-nominee Judd Gregg’s sudden resignation is a new partisan fight over the 2010 census. How that battle shapes up could affect Republican electoral prospects for many years to come with a fast-growing Latino voter base.
A new survey out today shows that a large percentage of Latino voters in battleground states Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and Nevada are undecided or open to persuasion in the presidential contest, according to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Education Fund.
The results are in contrast to other survey results released in previous weeks though and come somewhat as a surprise.