The Hispanic Vote

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    What happened to it ? We heard all this fuss about the major parties courting the Hispanic vote but Im' not seeing this enormous interst in the stats. I guess they don't all live in the right states, huh?
     
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    There is a large hispanic population in Florida but I don't know if either party is necessarily courting them.

    I'm not sure why but they seem to be the forgotten group in this election.
     
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    They only spoke large about the Hispanic vote when Bush Jr. was getting pumped by the Mexican president (remember his campaigning in Utah because of all the illegals), but now, since that caused too much of an uproar, they've gone silent on them.

    Gonna be interesting in November though, especially when all them Hispanics decide to vote for Obama.

    Does the Hispanic vote matter? Only if the Republicans can figure out how to make the votes of illegals count in the November election.
     
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    Today's polls for hispanics in swing states:

    • Nevada: Obama led McCain 62% to 20% among Hispanic voters. Among the state's non-Hispanic voters, McCain was favored 46% to 37%.

    • New Mexico: Obama led McCain 56% to 23% among Hispanic voters, while McCain had a 50% to 34% edge among non-Hispanic voters.

    • Colorado: Obama topped McCain 56% to 26% among Hispanic voters. Among non-Hispanic voters, Obama's narrow 45% to 41% support was within the poll's margin of error, Bendixen said.

    • Florida: In the state that decided the 2000 presidential race, the poll found McCain and Obama tied among Hispanic voters at 42% each and among non-Hispanic voters at 43%.


    http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-09-09-Hispanicvote_N.htm

     
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    They all must be waiting to see who is going to give them "the best deal". :doubt:
     
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    ask and ye shall receive ! TY call girl !
     
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    They don't vote in any large numbers for either party. They went 44% for Bush in 2004 and are certainly no Democratic bloc vote. In fact, most Hispanic are social CONSERVATIVES, which means they are deeply pro-life, generally very religious, strong family values and basically all the things the secular-progressive planks of the Democratic party staunchly oppose. Over time the Hispanic vote will be a majority Republican bloc because of alienation they feel by core Democratic values which are in direct opposition to what the Hispanic community believes.
     
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    Well, they were even in Florida, which I imagine is because a huge chunk of the Hispanic vote is really the Cuban Exile Vote, which is pretty Republican because they are generally the "toughest" on the Cuban regime- they are basically single-issue voters on this. Who knows how long that'll keep up however, because Cuba might burst any moment. As for Hispanics at large, don't believe so quickly that they'd become 'value' voters. For at least the foreseeable future the top priorities for the majority are gonna remain being education and health care (and possibly immigration). After that, the group will just follow a the same patterns as everywhere- the more urban the likelier to vote Democratic and the more rural the likelier to vote Republican.
     
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    Watch Univision, you'll see it.
     
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    Except for the fact that Republicans aren't very fond of people with brown skin and the younger generation of Hispanics aren't thumpers, you could be right.
     

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