Pew Hispanic Center Poll on Latino Voters

Publication: CNN

Author: Ed Hornick


07/24/2008 - A new poll released Thursday shows overwhelming support from Latinos for Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. John McCain.

Obama's approval rating with registered Latino voters, the nationwide Pew Hispanic Center poll found, is at 66 percent versus 23 percent favoring McCain.

Obama's "strong showing in this survey represents a sharp reversal in his fortunes from the primaries, when Obama lost the Latino vote to Hillary Clinton by a margin of nearly 2-to-1," according to Pew Hispanic Center associate director Mark Hugo Lopez.

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Pew Hispanic Center's deputy director, Susan Minushkin, added that Obama is "enjoying broad-based support among Hispanics who don't see great differences by age, by gender, by education, by income."

Watch a video of Susan Minushkin's analysis Pew Poll on Latino Support and read the full story Poll: 'Sharp Reversal' for Obama with Latino Voters on CNN's Web site.

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