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Latinos not enthusiastic but likely to vote Democratic, survey says
Los Angeles Times ^ | October 5, 2010 | By Michael Muskal

Posted on 10/05/2010 3:28:24 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Los Angeles — Latinos, a key part of the Democratic coalition that helped put President Obama in the White House, have the same lack of enthusiasm as other voters but will likely vote Democratic in this year’s midterm election, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Pew Hispanic Center.

The survey, based on bilingual telephone interviews with 1,375 Latinos from Aug. 17 through Sept. 19, shows that 65% of registered Latino voters said they plan to support a Democrat while 22% said they prefer a Republican. That is about the same as the party identification: 62% of Latinos say they favor Democrats and a quarter saying they favor Republicans.

Latinos appear to be less motivated than other voters. About 32% said they have given this year's election “quite a lot” of thought, compared to about half of all voters. About 51% of Latinos said they were “absolutely certain” they will vote, compared to 70% of all voters.

About 44% of those Latinos who consider themselves Republicans said they had given a lot of thought to the election, while just 28% of Latino Democrats said the same, according to the survey.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; democratplantation; democrats; election2010; elections; hispanic; latino; socialism

1 posted on 10/05/2010 3:28:27 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They will stay tied, inexorably, to their illegal brothers and sisters forever - it’s La RAZA


2 posted on 10/05/2010 3:30:44 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
About 51% of Latinos said they were “absolutely certain” they will vote, compared to 70% of all voters

This makes no sense. Ovaerall turnout for midterms is way under 50 %

3 posted on 10/05/2010 3:31:56 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sorry, Dems, but with the energy level of most Latinos, if they ain’t enthusiastic, they ain’t voting. (And I say that as someone who lives six months a year in Honduras and loves the Latinos.)


4 posted on 10/05/2010 3:32:09 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I could never understand why hispanics, who are religious, warriors, and entrepreneurs by nature, could support the party of fruits, nuts, atheists, pansies, and bums.

I don’t get it.


5 posted on 10/05/2010 3:36:50 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: Gaffer

The category “Hispanic” is useless, they need to separate the Protestant Hispanics from the Catholic Hispanics.


6 posted on 10/05/2010 3:36:50 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Make sure you let them know to vote on November 3rd!!


7 posted on 10/05/2010 3:36:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Naturalmente. Se gustan los freebies.


8 posted on 10/05/2010 3:38:52 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: MNnice
I could never understand why hispanics, who are religious, warriors, and entrepreneurs by nature, could support the party of fruits, nuts, atheists, pansies, and bums.

OPM

9 posted on 10/05/2010 3:39:29 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: ansel12

I am not that well versed on Hispanicanisms....the predominance of what America sees is the La Raza campaigns and the accompanying stanzas from George Lopez et al.


10 posted on 10/05/2010 3:39:47 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Nonstatist

No one wants to tell someone, even a pollster, they’re too lazy to vote. Despite this poll, I think the Democrat constituencies, especially minorities, are not turning out this year.


11 posted on 10/05/2010 3:42:37 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They were over promised and got nothing.


12 posted on 10/05/2010 3:46:19 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Gaffer

You know how no one ever says anything about the Catholic vote in America being liberal?

Hispanic Protestants, vote to the right of the Catholics in America.

Hispanics that are Protestant, are about a 50/50 vote, going Republican by 56% in 2004, and 48% Republican in 2008.


13 posted on 10/05/2010 3:48:58 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Jeff Chandler

‘OPM’

Pithy.


14 posted on 10/05/2010 3:52:45 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ansel12
Hispanic Protestants, vote to the right of the Catholics in America.

Hispanics that are Protestant, are about a 50/50 vote, going Republican by 56% in 2004, and 48% Republican in 2008.

That's very interesting and not entirely a surprise since I live in Texas.

Would you mind posting some more of the breakouts? In particular, the Republican/Democrat vote for the past few election cycles as it compares to Hispanic Catholics vs. Hispanic Protestants?

Thanks.

15 posted on 10/05/2010 3:59:10 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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To: Nonstatist
That is because there is a coordinated effort by the dnc and the enemedia to poll and state stats that show that dims are actually on on the move with the mo on their side... otherwise no one will show up to vote for the communist party.

LLS

16 posted on 10/05/2010 4:11:34 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Latinos not enthusiastic but likely to vote Democratic, survey says

OK, so long as they show up and vote on the correct Democrat voting day, Nov 3rd.

17 posted on 10/05/2010 4:21:50 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Latinos not enthusiastic but likely to vote for the people who keep promising amnesty to illegal Latinos, survey says.


18 posted on 10/05/2010 4:34:30 PM PDT by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: re_nortex

I have only seen it go back to 2000.

In 2000, the Republican share of the Protestant Hispanics was 44%, in 2004 it was 56%, in 2008 it was 48%.

In 2000, the Republican share of the Catholic Hispanics was 33%, in 2004 it was 33%, in 2008 it was about 21%


19 posted on 10/05/2010 4:35:43 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

For the good of all, STAY HOME!


20 posted on 10/05/2010 4:39:14 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s a given they will. Can’t have that border closed, ya know.


21 posted on 10/05/2010 4:40:20 PM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: MNnice; Oldeconomybuyer

>>> I could never understand why hispanics, who are religious, warriors, and entrepreneurs by nature, could support the party of fruits, nuts, atheists, pansies, and bums.

When a member of the base of the party of fruits, nuts, atheists, pansies, and bums wants to make a REALLY nasty remark about a person, they don’t figure calling him “Juan” will do it. Lots of our base however think that’s as cutting a remark as anyone could offer. Then he’ll pat himself on the back for how clever a line that was.

You work hard enough at pushing people away, you’ll probably succeed.


22 posted on 10/05/2010 7:13:24 PM PDT by tlb
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To: ansel12

And Mexicans from Cubans, Argentines from Chileans, Guatemalans from Puerto Ricans...


23 posted on 10/05/2010 8:32:28 PM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: RockinRight

No, it is a Protestant/Catholic thing, just as it has always been for whites.

Would you be surprised to find out that California Protestants vote strongly Republican, while everyone else votes liberal?


24 posted on 10/05/2010 8:54:51 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

As a Catholic I don’t get Catholic Democrat support.


25 posted on 10/06/2010 6:02:08 AM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: RockinRight

I’m Catholic too.
I think it’s tradition.

Catholics in the 20th century were typically working class blue collar and union folks.

My Irish Catholic Dad (RIP) was an outcast for being a Kennedy hater. My Dad was a very smart guy.


26 posted on 10/06/2010 6:07:41 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation
My Irish Catholic Dad (RIP) was an outcast for being a Kennedy hater. My Dad was a very smart guy.

That took some courage. The Protestant vote and the female vote both went Republican, but the Catholic vote was at least 78% Democrat, the black vote was 68% Dem.

27 posted on 10/06/2010 10:26:57 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: RockinRight

It is the problem that no one talks about, and everyone fights to conceal.

I just heard P.J. O’Rourke giving the completely false image of the Catholic vote, even saying that they voted against Obama and speaking of them as a firewall against liberalism and Democrats, even when the host said that “well of course he got some Catholic voters” P.J. said, well... “damn few”. (I’m paraphrasing those quotes)

Actually Obama won 54% of the Catholic vote, and they have only voted Republican 6 times in our history, and 4 of those was only to reelect an incumbent that was already in office.

I’m hoping that by peeling the cover off of the truth, that we can create a conservative Catholic reaction to look into this and fight what ever the cause is, we need to win a consistent 50% of the Catholic vote.


28 posted on 10/06/2010 10:46:21 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: nascarnation; RockinRight

Everyone knows about California, and how it sucks because it is so left wing, gone to the dogs, write it off, etc. Look at this post below for an eye popping glimpse into 170 years of American political history.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2601133/posts?page=24#24


29 posted on 10/06/2010 10:50:04 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

I think Catholicism seems to equate caring for others to TAXING people to give to others at the government level.


30 posted on 10/06/2010 11:05:49 AM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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