Thursday, July 24, 2008

So Much For Obama's Hispanic Problem

All that overanalysis of Obama's lack of traction with Hispanic voters during the Spring obscured a tiny fact: Hispanics typically vote Democratic, regardless of who's on the ticket.

Democrat Barack Obama has opened a big lead among Hispanic voters, winning support from the vast majority of those who had voted for rival Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic primaries, according to a poll released Thursday.

The national survey, conducted by the nonpartisan Pew Hispanic Center, showed that 66 percent of Hispanic registered voters supported Obama, compared to 23 percent for Republican John McCain. The other 11 percent were undecided.

More than three-quarters of Latinos who had voted for Clinton now say they are for Obama. Clinton carried the Hispanic vote, an important Democratic constituency, by about a 2-1 margin in the primaries.
Can we kill that "Hispanics won't vote for a black guy" nonsense for once and for all? Sheez.

Question: Do you think these latest polling results will carry over into November's general election or is this just more paralysis by analysis?

Latinos Show Love for Obama [NewsOne]

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