Survey Shows Hispanic Voters Favor Obama

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A new poll suggests Hispanic voters favor
Barack Obama over John McCain by a wide margin.

The national poll, conducted by the nonpartisan Pew Hispanic
Center, finds 66 percent of Hispanic registered voters who were
surveyed support Obama, compared to 23 percent for John McCain. The other 11 percent are undecided.

According to the poll, more than three-quarters of Latinos who
voted for Hillary Rodham Clinton in the primaries now say they are
for Obama. Clinton had carried the Hispanic vote, an important
Democratic constituency, by about a 2-to-1 margin.

Hispanics make up only about 9 percent of eligible voters, but
could play an important role in four potential battleground states:
Florida, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada.

Education, not immigration, was the most important issue cited by Hispanic voters in the Pew survey.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 25, 2008 at 09:21 PM
    not one of you people spoke out against the racist term used against hispanics by the poster me... for all your self-righteous babble about obama this and that and him being a racist you dont stand up against it unless it suits your arguments. hypocrits! injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 25, 2008 at 09:15 PM
    idiot you are an idiot... have you heard more than just "the one" snippet of wrights sermons? he does speak out against the crime and family issues of the black community, encouraging blacks to take responsibility and better themselves and their communities, but you wouldnt know about that (all you want to screech about is the negative aspects of black people)... find me some stats on white drunk driving, child molestation, and serial killers(if youre going to investigate crimes on one race please do them all). crime of affects everyone stop acting like its just a black thing. and if you care so much offer some solutions instead of just ranting about blacks are this and blacks are that and blah blah blah. its really tired and makes you sound like a bigot. if you arent a part of the solution youre a part of the problem!
  • by Idiot on Jul 25, 2008 at 02:08 PM
    If Obammy went to a white church that taught white liberation theology. That the Rev olutionary Wright were white and talked about how blacks are destroying our cities and commiting crimes at alarming rates and causing misery at every turn would you feel the same about him? If that same white man were to sit in a pulpit and preach how the black man is destroying their families by not being positive moral investors in their communities and that they are raping the next generation of the experience of being a true American. That the black males are filling our jails and clogging our system with welfare and corruption at every turn would you feel the same about him? Would sound absurd wouldnt it? Wake up America!!
  • by wakulla Location: wakulla springs on Jul 25, 2008 at 01:17 PM
    Maurice, Aren't you "the pot calling the kettle black". Nobody has mentioned anything about Obamas race except for you. And for the record Obama is neither white nor black, he's mixed. For myself, I don't care what color he is , I don't like the fact that he is sneaky and underhanded. He never tells it like it is and constantly changes his "beliefs" to satisfy the group of people he is addressing at the moment. I totally agre with ME , he is a devil in sheeps clothing. America beware!!!
  • by maurice Location: thomasville on Jul 25, 2008 at 11:45 AM
    Ignorance like what’s being spewed in these comments is the reason this country is in a recession today. You people are extremely sad and I hope you really receive the eye opener you all deserve when Obama wins and becomes president. The story is how 66% of Hispanics support Obama, well is that a surprise to anyone. I’ll point out again if Obama was a white man, America as a whole would support him and there would not be a reason for McCain to even show up. All I read in these comments are just pure ignorance, hate and fear. Go Obama in 2008 and change the leadership mindset which has conditioned these small minded people for so long. White is not always right.
  • by Bob Location: Perry on Jul 25, 2008 at 08:42 AM
    Do they vote in Spanish or English? What does a Spanish check mark look like?
  • by Anonymous on Jul 25, 2008 at 08:11 AM
    I agree me, totally!!! We don't want them here
  • by Me Location: Florida on Jul 25, 2008 at 07:30 AM
    Well D'nand, here is a racist comment for ya. Send the wet backs back to Mexico. I am tired of supporting the illegals. As for the legals, you can send them back too if they are supporting Obama. He is the devil in sheeps clothing. I do not trust him.
  • by D'nand Location: Florida on Jul 24, 2008 at 08:09 PM
    How long will American nativists understand that not all latinos are illegal? Writer no. 1 alway insists his unwelcome issues on almost all immigration articles. Is this a full time job, Brittanicus? Kindly read the above, it never mentioned anything about illegals. You are out of topic, and obviously your intentions are to destroy another race, which relates to the option that you might be a racist, a nativist, a greedy neophyte writer riding on a hot topic to appease the noisy minority of American anti immigration no brainers.
  • by Brittanicus Location: Indianapolis, IN on Jul 24, 2008 at 04:06 PM
    How long are Americans going to listen to the same tired mantra, that there is 12 million illegal immigrants in these United States. That might have been true 8 years ago, but not anymore. The biased media repeats these numbers over and over again? Thousands sneak across our almost unprotected border every day and you the taxpayer becomes the forced benefactor of their welfare needs. Hispanics must remember that if they strive to become a legal resident or citizen that they too, are not going to benefit from the extra millions that illegally settled here. Two friends whose families are generations old are frustrated of being associated to the same brush. That they want to live their lives and enjoy the standard of living they have earned, their comfortable home and stay away from the simmering issue. The same old tirade of everybody who has settled in America is just an immigrant.? The truth is that millions who have broken our immigration laws have not been processed, by THE PEOPLE
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