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Old 07-24-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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A new poll by the Pew Hispanic Center shows Obama with a commanding lead over McCain among Hispanic voters at 66%-23%. Remember during the primaries when we were being told that Hispanics wouldn't support Obama?...wrong!

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three times as many respondents said being black would help Obama (32%) with Latino voters than said it would hurt him (11%); the majority (53%) said his race would make no difference to Latino voters.
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Obama is rated favorably by 76% of Latino registered voters, making him much more popular among that voting group than McCain (44% favorable) and President Bush (27% favorable)
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Some 65% of Latino registered voters now say they identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party, compared with just 26% who identify with or lean toward the GOP. This 39 percentage point Democratic Party identification edge is larger than it has been at any time this decade
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Southeast
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....Is this really all that surprising?
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:08 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Yeah, that whole "Obama can't win the Latino vote" thing was just more wishful thinking from the Obamabashers.

Ken
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:08 PM
 
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....Is this really all that surprising?

During the primaries, Clinton supporters mostly, were putting forth the claim that Hispanics would never support a black man. Obviously, that was just one more thing they were wrong about.
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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polls mean nothing, but it would surprise me if obama could beat mcamnesty.
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Southeast
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During the primaries, Clinton supporters mostly, were putting forth the claim that Hispanics would never support a black man. Obviously, that was just one more thing they were wrong about.
Well, didn't the Hispanics fall in line with Hillary in the early primary season? I figured with her gone, they would default to the minority candidate.
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I think obama is going to be hurt by the white male demographic. I have seen it all. obama courts the female vote, the black vote, the hispanic vote, europeans, but never a white man. this is going to be brutal on him in november IMO. guess he just expects white men to fall in line or be labeled racists.
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:24 PM
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I guess he just expects white men to fall in line or be labeled racists.
I've been called that by people who dont even know me for saying that I dont like him. But yeah, white men dont really count for anything these days.
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:27 PM
 
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I think obama is going to be hurt by the white male demographic. I have seen it all. obama courts the female vote, the black vote, the hispanic vote, europeans, but never a white man. this is going to be brutal on him in november IMO. guess he just expects white men to fall in line or be labeled racists.

According to exit polls Bill Clinton lost the white male vote in 1996, yet he won the election easily.

AllPolitics - Presidential Election Exit Poll Results
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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polls mean nothing, but it would surprise me if obama could beat mcamnesty.
I suspect a LOT of things are going to "surprise you" in November.



Ken
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