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How Much Does Immigration Really Matter to Hispanic Voters?

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, elections, obama, romney, immigration issues, Latino votes, usa, media, news, government )

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A new poll suggests that among Latinos, health care and jobs trump immigration. What will Hispanic voters really be thinking about on election day?

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 4:22 am

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 5:30 am
Noted. Thanks for the info!

Susanne R (235)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 11:01 am
From the article: "A new poll suggests that among Latinos, health care and jobs trump immigration. What will Hispanic voters really be thinking about on election day?"

For their sake, I hope they're thinking about the fact that they won't get any assistance with either if they vote for Mitt, so the immigration issue will seem small in comparison.

Reggie Thomas (5)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 3:01 pm
What will Hispanic voters really be thinking about on election day?WELL IT WON'T BE MITT ROMNEY.(O_O)

cecily w (0)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 10:03 pm
Since voters--Hispanic or not--are U.S. citizens, they share the concerns of other Americans. Because Romney is clueless about what the concerns of most Americans really are, it would be prudent to vote for Obama--even if you disagree with him on some points. Voting for Romney seems like voting for a bowl of jello.

Ellen m (215)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 10:59 pm
Cecily's first sentence says it all :-)

Kerrie G (116)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 8:35 am
Noted, thanks.

Patricia H. (440)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 8:47 am

Gene J (290)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 4:01 pm
"Despite the election-year heat, however, only 12 percent of Hispanic likely voters in a recent USA Today-Gallup poll rank immigration as the nation's most pressing issue. Twenty-one percent said health care was more important, while 19 percent said the same about unemployment. Does that mean that immigration won't be the make-or-break issue candidates have been making it out to be?"

The media makes lots of things out to be bigger than they are to average Americans. And that is what these are. Likely voters which means citizens, which means they have the same concerns other Americans have. This constant need to pigeon hole every possible group into these narrow little non-thinking boxes is insulting, not that Fox news and others are going to stop trying to do everything they can to divide us. Divide and conquer is their strategy, but American "likely" voters are far more savvy than that. The fourth estate is a shameful pale shadow of what it once was in this country, you get better, more complete news word of mouth than you do from major media outlets. American citizens of Hispanic descent have the same concerns as does this American citizen of Swedish descent. Implying otherwise is insulting to all of us.

Florence Eaise (132)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 7:00 pm
great article thanks for sharing i noted it as well thanks

Thursday June 28, 2012, 7:49 pm
"Voting for Romney seems like voting for a bowl of jello."- cecily w.

I think it would be more like voting for pancake! Don't believe me? Just put a photo of him right beside a flapjack and what do you see? A flap-mitt,lol!


John B (185)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 9:58 pm
Thanks Cal for posting the article. I think immigration could still be the deciding factor in Nov., of the 21 million possible Latinos that might vote only 10 million are registered to do so according to Naureen Khan at National Journal. I also think that as the campaign moves forward the voters, both Latinos and other segments will see that Romney has no viable jobs or health plan and no immigration policy to put forth. Read and noted.
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