Poll of young Hispanics
There’s a poll of young Hispanics that was recently released. Here are some of the important results:
More than half of the nation’s young Hispanic voters do not identify themselves as liberal or conservative, though almost three in four say Democratic President Barack Obama is doing a good job, a poll released Wednesday shows.
“It’s an opportunity for anyone politically to bring them into the fold,” said Jorge Mursuli, president of Democracia USA, a non-partisan, voter-registration group that sponsored the poll of 1,500 Hispanics under age 29.
The poll, however, did find that young Hispanics who do register to vote are signing up as Democrats by a 4-to-1 margin over Republicans or as independents.
Also, a large majority — 83 percent — said they thought discrimination was a problem to them personally, while 73 percent considered themselves as bicultural. Most were born in the United States.