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July 04, 2007

Hispanics Are Returning to Democrats for 2008

"The chief beneficiary for 2008 so far is Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.

A new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll indicates that Hispanics, by nearly 3 to 1, say they're Democrats or lean that way. Of those, 59 percent support the New York senator over her presidential rivals -- her strongest showing among any major demographic group and a huge potential asset for early contests in Nevada, Florida, California and other states with large Hispanic populations.

One big factor behind the flight from the GOP: a heated debate over immigration in which congressional Republicans' remarks on illegal immigrants have offended many Hispanic voters. The fallout from that battle, shifting Latino loyalties and a changing political calendar have scrambled political calculations made about Hispanics after the last presidential election -- and raised the stakes for their role in choosing the Democratic nominee for the next one...".

at; http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/news/newsbyid.asp?id=69172&cat=Headlines

Posted by VisaLawyer at July 4, 2007 01:32 PM

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