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Exit Polls: Latino voters tip balance
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/11/05/exit-polls-where-latino-voters-tipped-the-balance/ ^

Posted on 11/05/2008 7:13:44 AM PST by Def Conservative

According to exit poll results released thus far, Latino voters voted for Barack Obama over John McCain by a more than a 2-1 margin nationally: 66 percent to 31 percent. The proportion voting for the Democratic candidate is up sharply from 2004, when 55 percent of Latino voters supported John Kerry and 44 percent voted for President Bush.

Latinos are responsible for Obama's victory in New Mexico and contributed strongly to his margins in Nevada and Colorado. In New Mexico, Latinos constituted 41 percent of the electorate and voted for Obama by a 69 percent to 30 percent margin; white voters in New Mexico supported McCain 56 percent to 42 percent.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2008; diversity; hispanic; immigration; latino; latinopower; latinovote; mccain; mexiconorte; poll
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1 posted on 11/05/2008 7:13:45 AM PST by Def Conservative
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To: Def Conservative

All that pandering to the Latinos really paid off well didn’t it John?...............


2 posted on 11/05/2008 7:16:41 AM PST by Red Badger (My wallet is made out of depleted you-owe-mium........)
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To: Def Conservative
It will only get worse. Democrats are going to lure more poor Mexicans over here for more government handouts (wealth redistribution) and create a permanent democrat majority.
3 posted on 11/05/2008 7:17:44 AM PST by HwyChile
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To: HwyChile

i’m so glad george bush opened the floodgates.


4 posted on 11/05/2008 7:19:45 AM PST by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: Red Badger
This election was a measurement: the Lord always knew, but now we know who truly belongs to Him and who was unfaithful.

Psalm 37
(7) Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. (34) Wait for the LORD and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, you will see it.

5 posted on 11/05/2008 7:19:45 AM PST by pray4liberty (VOTE FOR LIFE!)
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To: Red Badger

I’m sure calling him Juan McCain for speaking to LEGAL immigrants didn’t help with them either.
The party needs to rethink its priorities before we lose ANOTHER minority to the Democrats’ hand outs and gubmit cheese.


6 posted on 11/05/2008 7:19:54 AM PST by Def Conservative (Don't let the MSM turn Obama into the next JFK...start destroying his legacy NOW!)
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To: Red Badger

I’m sure calling him Juan McCain for speaking to LEGAL immigrants didn’t help with them either.
The party needs to rethink its priorities before we lose ANOTHER minority to the Democrats’ hand outs and gubmit cheese.


7 posted on 11/05/2008 7:19:57 AM PST by Def Conservative (Don't let the MSM turn Obama into the next JFK...start destroying his legacy NOW!)
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To: Def Conservative

Any numbers as to how many were actually LEGAL?


8 posted on 11/05/2008 7:20:02 AM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: Def Conservative

wonder how many of those were legal


9 posted on 11/05/2008 7:20:52 AM PST by a real Sheila (John McCain may not be able to defeat Obama on his own but GOD CAN!)
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To: Def Conservative

`7 out of 10 “latinos” for Obama.’
Also New Mexico exit polls showed 87% of self-described PUMAs voted for Obama.
Lie down with dogs...


10 posted on 11/05/2008 7:20:58 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: Def Conservative

There’s a sort of justice in this. I’m devastated that Mac and Sarah lost but Mac has always hitched his wagon to the wrong people. He was under the illusion that since the media LOVED him when he was bucking his party that it meant that they’d ALWAYS love him. And when he was spitting in the faces of Americans while siding with the illegals they just loved him. Once they had a welfare king to vote for they jumped right off. The one other thing that killed him was his super-constitutional campaign finance bill. Sometimes it works out that you get what you pay for.


11 posted on 11/05/2008 7:22:16 AM PST by mpackard (Read my Lip-Stick)
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To: 13Sisters76; a real Sheila

He isn’t going to be known as “President Ofraudo” for nothing.


12 posted on 11/05/2008 7:22:30 AM PST by BenLurkin (Pray for gridlock)
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To: tumblindice

“...Also New Mexico exit polls showed 87% of self-described PUMAs voted for Obama...”

The PUMAs were in the tank for Obama all along. What else would you expect from dried out menopausal hags, homos, lesbians and liberals?


13 posted on 11/05/2008 7:22:52 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Def Conservative
Hispanics went with a fellow traveler? Makes perfect sense to me.


14 posted on 11/05/2008 7:23:13 AM PST by TADSLOS (McCain Courted Socialism and Brought Us Marxism Instead)
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To: Def Conservative

Way to lose an entire voting block of hard working Christians. Republicans came off as bigots and played right into Dem hands. McCain and others tried to tell us this would happen, here’s the proof.

I understand its a security issue but Savage and others made us look like racists. Unforgivable.


15 posted on 11/05/2008 7:23:33 AM PST by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: Def Conservative

too late to put the fence up johnny boy?


16 posted on 11/05/2008 7:24:54 AM PST by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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To: Def Conservative

Wow. Surprise.


17 posted on 11/05/2008 7:25:15 AM PST by NetSurfer (It wasn't an election. It was The Fraudulent Selection.)
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To: Red Badger

Worst part is we still have McCain and Lindsey Graham in The Senate. If we can move the party away from those two, we have hope for the next election.


18 posted on 11/05/2008 7:26:51 AM PST by Rottweilerson
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To: Def Conservative

Will John McCain break from Mitch McConnel and other conservatives in the senate to vote for Obama’s soon to come amnesty bill?


19 posted on 11/05/2008 7:27:04 AM PST by umgud (In a crisis, dump gold, buy lead)
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To: HwyChile

“It will only get worse. Democrats are going to lure more poor Mexicans over here for more government handouts (wealth redistribution) and create a permanent democrat majority.”

—this REALLY is the most serious issue. There has to be a revolt in this country against the open borders, etc.

Or perhaps it will take a national disaster coming through the border before we wake up. As horrible as it sounds that may be what we need.


20 posted on 11/05/2008 7:28:35 AM PST by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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To: Def Conservative

Thank you for saying that.

Somewhere along the way I started having a hard time figuring out who on here just hated Latinos period. It’s not surprising Latinos saw it the same way.

Conservatives stopped talking about Nat’l Security when arguing this topic and came off as intolerant. It’s a big reason I stopped coming on FR until election time.

This is not McCain’s fault, this is talk radio’s.


21 posted on 11/05/2008 7:29:00 AM PST by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: HelloooClareece
Way to lose an entire voting block of hard working Christians. Republicans came off as bigots and played right into Dem hands. McCain and others tried to tell us this would happen, here’s the proof.

Wrong!

You don't break the laws of the country you are living in and then get to call yourselves Christians, maybe wannabe Christians, but not Christians.

Furthermore, you take advantage of tax-payer funded systems to get free goodies like the Illegals do and get to call yourselves Chrisitans either.

You don't take part willingly and knowingly in document and ID fraud and get to call yourselves Christians either.

Take this crap line of reasoning elsewhere.


22 posted on 11/05/2008 7:30:07 AM PST by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: Def Conservative

Don’t worry. When the Democrats destroy the economy, our border jumping friends will mosey on back to Mexico. Today we march; tomorrow we bug out.


23 posted on 11/05/2008 7:30:30 AM PST by OffMyMeds (Crede et manducasti)
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To: Def Conservative

Bush’s Fault!!!

Well?


24 posted on 11/05/2008 7:31:02 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: umgud

Of course he will...

Since the Democrats won’t do anything to curb illegal immigration we need to try our hardest to reach out to the LEGAL hispanic community.

The white vote has been shrinking, and this election it did again.

We need to expand to hispanics and stop the fruitless outreach to blacks—and yes I am certified black enough to say it—its stupid and a waste


25 posted on 11/05/2008 7:31:07 AM PST by Def Conservative (Don't let the MSM turn Obama into the next JFK...start destroying his legacy NOW!)
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To: Def Conservative

Thank you Jorge Bush, thank you Juan McAmnesty and thank you republican party....please now exit stage left....


26 posted on 11/05/2008 7:32:06 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Def Conservative

Well, I guess the Latin bishops’ warnings about peril to one’s immortal soul from supporting an infanticide-advocating candidate for office went unheard or unheeded among their faithful with ancestors from parts south.

Kyrie eleison!


27 posted on 11/05/2008 7:32:06 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: HelloooClareece

Christians voting for a baby killer? They will have to answer to God for their vote.


28 posted on 11/05/2008 7:32:51 AM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: SoConPubbie

I believe that was called “compassionate conservatism”...it did after all serve us well. /s


29 posted on 11/05/2008 7:33:09 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (LIBERAL MEDIA PICKS GOP CANDIDATE STORY AT 11:00!)
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To: Def Conservative

Just another day in Nuevo Zimbabwe......


30 posted on 11/05/2008 7:33:14 AM PST by Mac from Cleveland (Joe Biden behind a microphone is like Ted Kennedy behind a steering wheel)
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To: Def Conservative
Correct. McCain didn't loose the latino vote. the GOP did.
31 posted on 11/05/2008 7:33:28 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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I don’t feel sorry for Republicans today. They have cooked their own goose. The demographics are doomed. Republicans along with Dems wanted cheap slave labor. You should have done the right thing and now you pay for it. Another thing liberals have moved to red states and are really f—ing up things. Conservatives stay put. They don’t typically move to blue states. You might want to think about that.


32 posted on 11/05/2008 7:33:39 AM PST by bluebunny
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To: Def Conservative

Hey John McCain: How’d that amnesty thing work out for ya on Election day?


33 posted on 11/05/2008 7:34:54 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Def Conservative

I’m surprised McCain got the percentage of Hispanic votes that he did. An open borders policy and automatic citizenship for those wanting to stay should tilt those numbers a lot further to the left. I expect it to be part of the first legislative package, backed strongly by McCain.


34 posted on 11/05/2008 7:35:00 AM PST by pallis
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Keep it up! The whole “Jorge” and “Juan” thing is sure to gain us back some votes that surely cost us a few states!

Conservatism will die if we don’t reach out to hispanics, they could become permanent dems like blacks have


35 posted on 11/05/2008 7:35:10 AM PST by Def Conservative (Don't let the MSM turn Obama into the next JFK...start destroying his legacy NOW!)
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To: Rottweilerson
Worst part is we still have McCain and Lindsey Graham in The Senate.

Those two will probably help author the next "bipartisan" amnesty bill (enthusiastically signed by Obama), effectively increasing Democrat voter registration by 15 to 25 million. ....which of course would stomp out the last vestiges of conservatism in our country. ...at least on a national level.

36 posted on 11/05/2008 7:35:25 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: HelloooClareece

“McCain and others tried to tell us this would happen, here’s the proof.”

If wanting my borders safe and secure from American flag burning Illegal Aliens makes me look like a bigot, then so be it. By the way, we told McCain and those other’s who thought pandering to the illegals was a good idea that it would backfire and fail today is the proof.


37 posted on 11/05/2008 7:35:46 AM PST by Rottweilerson
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To: gussiefinknottle

It’s safe to say George Bush has been the worst President in my lifetime, worse than Jimmy Carter.

He can go to hell, and f*ck himself along the way, that rat bastard.


38 posted on 11/05/2008 7:36:33 AM PST by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama is not your hip black friend)
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To: Def Conservative

Remember way back when in those early primaries...all the cross-over voting for McCain? I could never understand why all those votes were rolling in for him. The dems knew what they were doing.....setting up someone they knew they could beat. Again, thank you republican party for not giving a crap!


39 posted on 11/05/2008 7:39:47 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Rottweilerson

Yeah because ALL Latinos do that...

Bush got over 40% of the latino vote...McCain lost it and it cost us some states.

I am pro-border enforcement but that does NOT mean attacking La Raza as an organization, candidates who speak to spanish stations, etc are bad things.

Conservatism is dead if the message doesn’t reach new people...see how the Dems have controlled the black minds for years? If they do that with Latinos, we will soon be Soviet Russia


40 posted on 11/05/2008 7:40:11 AM PST by Def Conservative (Don't let the MSM turn Obama into the next JFK...start destroying his legacy NOW!)
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To: HelloooClareece

Republicans will never be able to out-pander Democrats in placating third-world immigrant blocs. That is absolutely a losing strategy, and a major reason for the widespread lack of enthusiasm among grassroots Republicans and Americans in general for his candidacy. Republicans (thank you, Karl Rove) have played the “we must win the Mexican/mestizo vote at all costs” game for a while now to their great, and unfortunately, probably lasting detriment.


41 posted on 11/05/2008 7:40:17 AM PST by uscit
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To: Def Conservative

Well, just damn. Now we gotta get that border opened so they’ll love us.


42 posted on 11/05/2008 7:40:32 AM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: Def Conservative

Sad reality: because of how this election sews up the ethno-monolith Black and Hispanic Dem vote for probably a generation, in upcoming national elections, non-Dems will have to run very divisive, borderline race-baiting campaigns to make up the difference with the white vote.


43 posted on 11/05/2008 7:42:29 AM PST by bailmeout ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" - G Orwell)
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To: Def Conservative

Hahahahaha - this has got to be the best news yet - ol pandering filthy McLame open border POS got screwed by the illiegals. YES this is great.

It proves we can not sacrifice our values and expect the racists on the left to like us. Years of indoctrination in the schools and govt are going to take years to change.

So McLame hows that pandering racist group of LaRaza working out for ya?

Oh yeah McLame hows that McCain-Feingold bill to screw over conservatives working out for ya? Seemms like Soros and ACORN handed you your as* when you worked to screw over the conservatives with this reaching over the isle bullshit.


44 posted on 11/05/2008 7:42:49 AM PST by sasafras (Dont be fooled - the DIVERSITY MANTRA - is the left's tool to incite hate, racism and division)
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To: bailmeout

Yeah well the white vote has been shrinking, I think it was only in the high 70s this year...


45 posted on 11/05/2008 7:43:14 AM PST by Def Conservative (Don't let the MSM turn Obama into the next JFK...start destroying his legacy NOW!)
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To: HelloooClareece

Amen. I’m afraid you and are in the FR minority on this one.

There is a reflexive xenophobic/racist current that is currently running in the party, and has been for some time. We have nothing to fear from immigration, especially from a group that has a long a passionate Judeo/Christian ethic. Unless this addressed, the GOP is destined to be a opposition party for a long, long time.


46 posted on 11/05/2008 7:44:52 AM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: sasafras

It said Latinos...not illegals.


47 posted on 11/05/2008 7:44:56 AM PST by Def Conservative (Don't let the MSM turn Obama into the next JFK...start destroying his legacy NOW!)
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To: Def Conservative

La Raza (The Race) IS a bad thing! What organization do you think led MILLIONS of illegal American flag burning Aliens down our city streets? I can’t stand so-called conservatives who are willing to sell our countries soul for a few extra votes!


48 posted on 11/05/2008 7:48:59 AM PST by Rottweilerson
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To: zwerni

The national disaster is here. The economy is deteriorating every day and will probably do so for many months if not years. The denial of this obvious catastrophe by republicans only led to repudiation and distrust by the electorate. While this pain will be felt by all Americans it will be felt even more painfully by the illegal immigrants as they abandon the homes they got for nothing courtesy of Clinton-Bush and return to Mexico or from wherever they came from. Our best hope that with this depression that is coming these illegals will no longer be here for the amnesty that the leftist in both parties will push.


49 posted on 11/05/2008 7:49:24 AM PST by brydic1
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To: uscit

Republican Party has blown this big time. They are a joke!
They tried to pander to illegal aliens and it blew up in their face. The conservative base got thrown under the bus and we got a retread candidate who was flattened in the election!


50 posted on 11/05/2008 7:51:32 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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