Obama Problem With Latinos: False Wisdom?

Posted by: David Kiley on June 17, 2008

Conventional wisdom has been that Presidential contender Barack Obama has a problem attracting Latinos. This idea was born from the advantage Hillary Clinton showed with latino voters in the California, Texas and Florida primaries.

Not so fast. NBC political director Chuck Todd says a recent NBC/WSJ poll showed Hispanics breaking for Obama 62%-28%. And a new survey of 800 Latino voters from 21 states finds that 60% of them plan to vote for Obama versus 23% for McCain.

For comparison, George Bush received more than 40% of the latino vote in 2004. So, who has the Latino problem again?



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