From the campaign trail
November 4th, 2012
06:39 PM ET
1 year ago

5 things to watch in the Latino vote

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - It is already a historic political year for Latinos, who are expected to have a big impact on the election in key states.

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney made extraordinary efforts to court the Latino vote, which included their participation at a forum organized by a Spanish-speaking television network that allowed the two to speak directly to the fastest-growing voting bloc.

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Team Obama says Hispanic vote helps confidence in Florida
October 30th, 2012
02:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Team Obama says Hispanic vote helps confidence in Florida

Orlando, Florida (CNN) – If President Barack Obama wins Florida, it will be thanks to an increase in Hispanic voters, according to leaders of the president's campaign in the state.

One week before Election Day and three days into early voting in the ever important battleground, Obama's Sunshine State director Ashley Walker told reporters during a pen and pad briefing that early turnout among Hispanics is up 50% from 2008 due to an increase in registration and enthusiasm in the community.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Latinos • President Obama
Latino vote may top 12 million in 2012
October 25th, 2012
02:12 PM ET
1 year ago

Latino vote may top 12 million in 2012

(CNN) - The voting population of Latinos has exploded to the point where Latinos will not only be a decisive force in the presidential election, but will likely affect the outcome of political contests from school boards and statehouses to Congress, according a new report by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.

"Latino voter enthusiasm is up," said Arturo Vargas, executive director of NALEO. A recent poll by ImpreMedia-Latino Decisions confirms that analysis, counting three quarters of Latino voters as actively engaged in the election with 14% of all Latinos saying they are actively working on getting out the vote.
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Obama 'confident' about immigration reform in a second term
October 24th, 2012
11:55 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama 'confident' about immigration reform in a second term

Davenport, Iowa (CNN) - New details of President Barack Obama's plans for a second term were given in an off-the-record interview with the Des Moines Register Tuesday but made public only after the paper protested that leaving it private would be a disservice to Iowa voters.

The interview was conducted Tuesday but made public Wednesday after the Obama campaign gave permission to the paper releasing them from their off-the-record agreement.
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Where was Latin America in foreign policy debate?
October 23rd, 2012
01:36 PM ET
1 year ago

Where was Latin America in foreign policy debate?

(CNN) – During last night's foreign policy debate, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney argued over the war in Afghanistan, nuclear crisis with Iran, tension with Israel, the rise of China and America's role in the world.

But Latin America hardly came up and Twitter users, especially the Latino community, were not pleased.

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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos • Presidential Debates
Obama to announce Cesar Chavez monument, send message to Latinos
October 8th, 2012
10:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama to announce Cesar Chavez monument, send message to Latinos

(CNN) - President Obama will make modern history Monday when he announces the creation of a monument to honor Cesar Chavez, as he works to energize Latino voters less than a month before the presidential election.

The Cesar E. Chavez National Monument will become the 398th park in the National Park Service system, and the first since the 1700s to honor a Latino, the park service told CNN.

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Filed under: 2012 • California • Latinos
October 7th, 2012
11:58 AM ET
2 years ago

Latino voter registration efforts running out of time in Pennsylvania

(CNN) – In the days before a voter registration deadline, Latino groups are usually wrapping up their outreach efforts aimed at driving potential voters to the polls on Election Day. But this election season, Rafael Collazo led a sparse team of volunteers into the streets of Philadelphia, scrambling to get voters he wishes he could have signed up months ago.

"We sort of plan our campaign so that we're not in an extreme rush to the very end," said Collazo, who works for the National Council of La Raza. But this year, his tiny team is running into row houses dotted with Puerto Rican flags, shouting in English and Spanish about the need to register and vote. Team members have visited high schools and tried to rally apathetic youth who would be voting for the first time, if only they would register with the state.

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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos • Pennsylvania
Poll: Latinos see poor GOP minority outreach
October 5th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Latinos see poor GOP minority outreach

(CNN) - A new CNN/ORC International poll released Friday finds Latino voters don't think the Republican Party has done a good job reaching out to minorities and the Democratic Party cares more about people like them, agree with them on important issues and can improve economic conditions.

Friday's release shows that only 33% of likely Latino voters think the GOP has done a good job reaching out to minorities compared to the 77% who think Democrats have done a good job.
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CNN Poll: Latinos show big support for Obama policy
October 4th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Latinos show big support for Obama policy

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's decision to allow some young undocumented immigrants to defer deportation is very popular among Latinos, according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday, pointing to one likely reason the president enjoys high support among the key voting demographic.

In the poll, 71% of Latinos said Obama's decision, which was announced in June and went into effect in August, is about right. Another 15% said it doesn't go far enough, and 13% said it goes too far.
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CNN Poll: Obama at 70% among Latino voters
October 2nd, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Obama at 70% among Latino voters

(CNN) – The latest national survey of likely Latino voters shows President Barack Obama retaining a big lead over rival Mitt Romney in the key voting demographic, matching the level of support he received from Latinos in 2008.

The poll also showed a majority of Latinos said the economy was a more important issue than immigration, and indicated enthusiasm among Latinos is lower than it is among non-Latino whites.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN/ORC International poll • Latinos • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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