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Poll: Latino voters increasingly support Obama
Orange County Register ^ | 2/22/2011 | CINDY CARCAMO

Posted on 02/24/2011 8:02:33 AM PST by Altura Ct.

resident Barack Obama seems to have fallen short on economic and immigration promises he made to Latino voters before he was elected.

Still, his approval ratings among Latino voters increased to 70 percent after falling as low as 57 percent in June 2010 in a Gallup poll, according to La Opinión.

The Spanish-language newspaper cited a poll conducted by its parent company ImpreMedia and Latino Decisions, a research group that focuses on issues facing Latinos.

In 2008, Obama garnered 67 percent of the Latino votes, according to La Opinión. The same poll also concluded that Latino voters would not automatically vote for Obama. Only about 43 percent said they would vote for him next year.

"There is no doubt that Obama has the ability to win the Latino vote, and he still has solid support within the community,'' Matt Barreto, a political science professor at the University of Washington, told La Opinión. "But when it comes to whether they will vote for him for sure, Latinos show a margin of doubt."

Barreto is also a pollster for Latino Decisions.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 2011polls; aliens; amnesty; bho44; fr; hispandering; latinovote; obamanation; war; warontheborder; whocares
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1 posted on 02/24/2011 8:02:39 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Viva Obama! Aye Caramba! Where be my Cheque??


2 posted on 02/24/2011 8:05:07 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Altura Ct.

Can’t fix stupid


3 posted on 02/24/2011 8:07:59 AM PST by Reagan69 (I went to a shooting-victims' memorial service and all I got was a lousy T-shirt !)
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To: Altura Ct.; All

And, if the GOP continues to pander to Hispanics via Illegal Alien Amnesty....they will lose easily to Obama.

The GOP in 200 ran the most pro-Illegal/Anti-American candidate in John McCain...and he could not get even 1/3 of the Hispanic vote

Any GOP member who mentions “we need to get more Hispanic voters” is only pandering to the Illegal Alien lobby, and the La Raza/MEChA/Hispanic Ku Klux Klan groups.

Let Obama have the Hispanic vote...if the GOP is smart, they would stick to conservative, pro-America values. Pandering to Hispanic Hate Groups and Illegal Aliens is a sure GOP loser


4 posted on 02/24/2011 8:11:30 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Newt Gingrich and Chris Matthews: Seperated at Birth??)
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To: Altura Ct.
My own person survey shows that only the illegals in this country support him. And only in the hope that he will make them legal. Everyone on either side thinks he is a fool.

The native Latinos want the border closed and the illegals sent home.

5 posted on 02/24/2011 8:12:17 AM PST by oldbrowser (Blaming the prince of fools shouldn't blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that elected him)
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To: oldbrowser
The native Latinos want the border closed and the illegals sent home.

I see people posit that from time to time. Yet many/most 'native Latinos' align with LaRaza, MEChA, the Hispanic Caucus etc.

6 posted on 02/24/2011 8:15:50 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Reagan69
Can’t fix stupid

Not quite true.

Great discomfort can fix stupid, in some people anyway.

America is so rich right now that "great discomfort" is hard to come by.

The system is set up to keep "stupid" and "discomfort" well separated. That's because "stupid" votes for the party that keeps them from a full appreciation of "discomfort."

7 posted on 02/24/2011 8:17:33 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Altura Ct.

Article conveniently dodges the fact that the coming Blacks vs. Hispanics battle to see who gets first dibs on dividing up the spoils of the welfare state is the major fault line waiting to erupt within the Democrat Party.


8 posted on 02/24/2011 8:18:53 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Reagan69

I hope you’re not calling all latinos stupid!

Latinos have to eat and fill up their gas tanks too. I suspect many will convert as food and gas prices continue to go through the roof.


9 posted on 02/24/2011 8:20:42 AM PST by proudpapa
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To: Altura Ct.

Wait until $5.00 a gallon gas and $5.00 loaves of bread hits home then lets see what they think. Both are very possible this year.


10 posted on 02/24/2011 8:21:40 AM PST by circlecity
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To: proudpapa
Latinos have to eat and fill up their gas tanks too. I suspect many will convert as food and gas prices continue to go through the roof.

That's discomfort (see above).

11 posted on 02/24/2011 8:22:03 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Altura Ct.
Poll: Latino voters increasingly support Obama

Should say: Illegal aliens increasingly support one of their own.

12 posted on 02/24/2011 8:23:37 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: All

won’t be enough to replace the white voters he’s losing...


13 posted on 02/24/2011 8:24:45 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: Altura Ct.
I see people posit that from time to time. Yet many/most 'native Latinos' align with LaRaza, MEChA, the Hispanic Caucus etc.

Indeed. It is much like the folks that keep telling us the Jews have finally had enough of liberal/Democrat weakness in regards to Israel and are on the verge of voting Republican. It never happens. Jews blind allegiance to Democrats is worse than ever.

Latino's are solidly in the Democrat camp - and this trend is only accelerating. We are losing the demographic war and we either need to find a way to appeal to Hispanics in a completely different and more effective way (without promises of amnesty or "comprehensive" immigration reform), or we need to continue winning ever greater shares of the white vote.

14 posted on 02/24/2011 8:24:49 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Altura Ct.

The Race Card and the Illegal Alien card - IF these results are accurate - which I doubt.


15 posted on 02/24/2011 8:27:56 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: Reagan69

Stupid will sooner or later overtake the world — it cannot be any other way. It is the history of mankind.

That’s also the reason that there will come an end to this all.


16 posted on 02/24/2011 8:35:30 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: Longbow1969
We are losing the demographic war and we either need to find a way to appeal to Hispanics in a completely different and more effective way (without promises of amnesty or "comprehensive" immigration reform), or we need to continue winning ever greater shares of the white vote.

You mean the older, male white vote. Problem is, there aren't enough.

17 posted on 02/24/2011 8:41:03 AM PST by drubyfive
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To: Altura Ct.

Only the illegal vote.


18 posted on 02/24/2011 8:41:34 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Altura Ct.

after another 2 years of being unemployed they will be more than ready to kick the zero to the curb.


19 posted on 02/24/2011 8:43:00 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Carter 2.0 The Epic Fail edition)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Should say: Illegal aliens increasingly support one of their own.

Ah, you beat me to it. Birds of a feather...

20 posted on 02/24/2011 8:44:49 AM PST by The Citizen Soldier (Obama: All turban, no camels.)
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To: Altura Ct.
Considering many news sources are now lumping illegal immigrants into the latino population intentionally, is this article implying that these voters are illegal? Or that they are U.S. citizens with latin heritage?

This is why sources such as these can never be trusted.
21 posted on 02/24/2011 8:46:10 AM PST by devattel
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To: Altura Ct.
I say draft Jeb Bush! His Hispanic wife could very well be the decider in the Hispanic vote.
22 posted on 02/24/2011 8:47:06 AM PST by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: Altura Ct.

A double warning to Mexican-American voters.

1) Minorities that give monolithic support to one political party get nothing out of the deal.

2) If you want your children to live a better life, you and they will have to earn it. Promises that it will be given to you on a platter are lies. So it is best to support those in favor of letting you and your children profit from your hard work, instead of taking it away, and giving you empty promises.


23 posted on 02/24/2011 8:47:17 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: screaminsunshine

Yes illegals are a strong segment of the Baraqqi coalition.
That’s why it’s important to push stringent voter ID.


24 posted on 02/24/2011 8:47:48 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: Altura Ct.
Report: "Poll: Latino voters increasingly support Obama

Response: Of course they support him.

Comment: He is helping them flood across the border and is keeping the cash flowing. Reconquista!

25 posted on 02/24/2011 8:49:15 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: nascarnation

Lets hope we can stop the Commies here in the USA.


26 posted on 02/24/2011 8:49:30 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Altura Ct.; Pelham; Travis McGee
5-8 years ago...many of us here warned and warned and warned incessantly how too many latinos vote and were called bigot, racist and some including me were banned in concerted efforts by the Harpie bunch who supported the amnesty notion by and large

now what we warned of has crippled what used to be an adequate block of indigenous voters (52%) and now takes 57-58% to elect conservatives nationwide

a tall order

getting that many non Hispanic whites to vote one way doesn't happen much..it did last November

now the harpies are gone...mostly...a few have drifted back and the forum no longer supports amnesty in any form I'm aware of

and I sure don't feel the least bit satisfied being right

young folks can remember when I am long gone that we lost our country due to voluntary demographic shifts between the mid 1960s till today

it will be very difficult to turn around

this demographic shift combined with fewer and fewer nuclear families and more and more on the government payroll will take a cataclysm to correct

my parents and grandparents could easily recognize the America they were born into still vibrant as they aged.

not so for us...I'm 53

I'm sorry kids. I did not do this. My grandparents generation and even the New Dealers before them got the ball rolling.

I first noticed these dangers in the mid 80s but few dared speak out. Even today it's risky.

27 posted on 02/24/2011 8:52:34 AM PST by wardaddy (FUHB)
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To: drubyfive
You mean the older, male white vote. Problem is, there aren't enough.

I agree, it is a major problem. Many seem not to understand this though. The root of it is, there simply aren't enough white voters moving to the GOP fast enough to offset the Democrats massive advantage with minorities.

The good news is we've begun electing some really good Latino leaders who may really make an impact going forward. People like Florida's Macro Rubio and New Mexico's new governor Susana Martinez are excellent additions to the conservative cause and both have a bright future in the party. We will just need to keep recruiting solid conservative minorities and provide them a ton of support in their election efforts.

28 posted on 02/24/2011 8:52:34 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: ZULU

There is no debate on whether latinos support democrats in majority numbers.

Only exception to that are older Cubans and Mexicans in Texas voted Bush in 2000 by a slim margin.

The truth ain’t a card.

It’s a card when it’s played to deflect from the truth.

Is that what you just did or did I misunderstand you.


29 posted on 02/24/2011 8:56:13 AM PST by wardaddy (FUHB)
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To: Altura Ct.

In other news, sea otters increasingly enjoy abalone.


30 posted on 02/24/2011 8:59:41 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: Altura Ct.

The Spanish-language newspaper? Are they to lazy or to stupid to learn english?.


31 posted on 02/24/2011 9:01:38 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS; All

latino = illegal aliens

hispanic = legal immigrants

telemundo = univision = msnbc


32 posted on 02/24/2011 9:02:19 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Altura Ct.; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...
RE :”In 2008, Obama garnered 67 percent of the Latino votes, according to La Opinión. The same poll also concluded that Latino voters would not automatically vote for Obama. Only about 43 percent said they would vote for him next year. “There is no doubt that Obama has the ability to win the Latino vote, and he still has solid support within the community,’’ Matt Barreto, a political science professor at the University of Washington, told La Opinión. “But when it comes to whether they will vote for him for sure, Latinos show a margin of doubt

Republicans need a way of effectively splitting Hispanic voters from the Democrat party WITHOUT destroying the Republican party like Bush and McCain did with amnesty.

One issue that might have legs is Obama on DOMA. Ask Hispanics if they want Obama to pay homosexual (married) couples Federal benefits with their tax money, with SS and medicare broke. And target the ads in those areas.

But Republicans likely wont because mostly RINOs run in those areas.

33 posted on 02/24/2011 9:14:01 AM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: circlecity

Makes no difference to leeches. They get free food and most of them only need gas to see their buds not work.


34 posted on 02/24/2011 9:16:25 AM PST by lone star annie
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To: wardaddy

Is that what you just did or did I misunderstand you.

??????????


35 posted on 02/24/2011 9:28:21 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: Altura Ct.

So much for the myth of Latino conservatism and family values. Their culture everywhere has a something-for-nothing mindset. Think not? How many Latino countries can you name that is a political and economic success? How many of those countries would you want to live in? The fact that so many Latinos sneak into our country is evidence of their cultural failure.


36 posted on 02/24/2011 9:29:02 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Altura Ct.

In general, Hispanics vote for the party that promises them Other People’s Money, and puts them at the head of the line for jobs, college, and government grants.


37 posted on 02/24/2011 10:02:26 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: Steely Tom

Exactly!


38 posted on 02/24/2011 10:02:44 AM PST by proudpapa
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To: sickoflibs

“Poll: Latino voters increasingly support Obama”

Now there’s a shocker!!! NOT


39 posted on 02/24/2011 10:34:18 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: longtermmemmory

“latino = illegal aliens

hispanic = legal immigrants

telemundo = univision = msnbc”

Mexican Americans I know, and I know plenty, apply the term latino to themselves. For their illegal cousins they have a whole host of terms, like mojado, choontie, naco, and a bunch that are far more uncomplimentary.


41 posted on 02/24/2011 7:42:50 PM PST by Pelham (Off With Their Heads- a Religion of Peace thought for the day)
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To: AuntB

Good old Terry. I sure miss him. His website will go dark in four days.


42 posted on 02/24/2011 7:45:14 PM PST by Pelham (Off With Their Heads- a Religion of Peace thought for the day)
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To: Pelham

“Good old Terry. I sure miss him. His website will go dark in four days.”

Me too, Pelham. We lost a treasure. What about the website? Where did you hear that?


43 posted on 02/24/2011 7:54:54 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB; All
I have known a goodly amount of conservative latinos, and an equal amount of sucker for the libs latinos.

I've also known a lot of out of there mind liberal scum who are white. Most of them have been far crazier than the lib latinos.

This thread is a load of whiners who are truly stereotyping. Not good folks.

44 posted on 02/24/2011 8:00:14 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: AuntB

It’s at the website:

http://www.theterryandersonshow.com/

“Web Site Shutting Down February 28
February 13, 2011 — Thank all of you for your support of the Terry Anderson Show. The family thanks you for your wishes, prayers, and condolences. This site will close down at the end of the month. It has been a trying time for all of us and we thank you for your patience. Good-bye and God bless.”


45 posted on 02/24/2011 8:09:11 PM PST by Pelham (Off With Their Heads- a Religion of Peace thought for the day)
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To: Altura Ct.
Internals

A poll of 500 Latino voters was conducted in January and February 2011 in 21 states where 95% of registered Latino voters live. It has a margin of error of +/-4.38%.
46 posted on 02/24/2011 8:15:49 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: wardaddy

Well the Harpies and FR’s Southern Poverty Law Center fanboys (there was at least one Grover Norquist buttboy here that posted SPLC material) got their expertise on latinos from eating at Taco Bell once a month.

Those of us they tarred as nativists, xenophobes, bigots and all the rest of the dirty words they picked up from Olbermann and Dubya, actually know latinos. So we weren’t handicapped by the fictional latino world of their imaginations. We just went with what we know from experience.


47 posted on 02/24/2011 8:46:07 PM PST by Pelham (Off With Their Heads- a Religion of Peace thought for the day)
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To: Vaduz

“The Spanish-language newspaper? Are they to lazy or to stupid to learn english?.”

Neither. They are colonizing the US and are using their own language.


48 posted on 02/24/2011 8:47:50 PM PST by Pelham (Off With Their Heads- a Religion of Peace thought for the day)
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To: Lakeshark
This thread is a load of whiners who are truly stereotyping. Not good folks.

Blah, blah, blah. You egalitarians and 'color blind' tools are a large part of the reason that Latinos and all other races have the best of both worlds in this country. You berate those that notice how very one way and anti-white 'race relations' are in this country perpetuated by race groups like LaRaza, MEChA, LULAC, the Hispanic Caucus etc who steadily move forward with their racial agenda all the while the majority of the 'conservative' Latinos pretend not to notice their racial brethren and in fact they suggest that the 'bigots' & 'haters' should 'tone down the rhetoric' and you are only too happy to help them.

49 posted on 02/24/2011 9:17:06 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.
Did you even read the rest of my post?

I don't like the insane politics of La Raza, etc any more than you do.

How many white lib neighbors do you have that are just as crazy? I have a lot of them.

50 posted on 02/24/2011 9:20:00 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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