Sunday, July 25, 2010

NALEO Educational Fund ELEASES COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY Latino voters look at key electoral races and issues nationwide

NALEO EDUCATIONAL FUND RELEASES COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY
Latino voters look at key electoral races and issues nationwide

At a briefing at the National Press Club, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund released the findings of a comprehensive survey of 1,600 Latino registered voters in four states with open or competitive gubernatorial or senatorial contests this November – California, Colorado, Florida and Texas. With three out of five potential Latino voters residing in these four states, the survey offers the most current insight into Latino voter opinions on a variety of issues.

Several key findings include:

An overwhelming majority (61%) of Latino registered voters surveyed say they will “definitely”
vote in the November midterm elections; this despite the historically low voter
participation in “off-year” elections.

The majority of Latino voters in these states approve of President Obama’s job performance.
However, far fewer of these Latino registered voters approve of the job performance of Congress.

The current debate around the issue of immigration is playing a significant role in the political
decisions of registered Latino voters, including increasing the likelihood of voting, and
influencing their selection of candidate.

Immigration has emerged as the top policy issue for Latino registered voters in these four states,
overtaking economic issues, education and healthcare.

Download Materials on the 2010 Latino Electorate:

2010 Survey of Latino Registered Voters in Four Key States – Select Top-Lines (PDF)

2010 Survey of Latino Registered Voters in Four Key States – Select Cross-Tabulations (PDF)

The Latino Vote in 2010 (PDF)

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