[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/07/24/pew.latino.poll/art.obamamccain.gi.jpg caption="A new poll out Thursday shows strong support for Sen. Barack Obama among Latinos."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - A new poll released Thursday shows overwhelming support from Latinos for Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. John McCain.
Obama's approval rating with registered Latino voters, the nationwide Pew Hispanic Center poll found, is at 66 percent versus 23 percent favoring McCain.
Obama's "strong showing in this survey represents a sharp reversal in his fortunes from the primaries, when Obama lost the Latino vote to Hillary Clinton by a margin of nearly 2-to-1," according to Pew Hispanic Center associate director Mark Hugo Lopez.
Obama's favorability among Latinos is slightly up from a Gallup Poll summary of surveys taken in May, which showed Obama with 62 percent of Latino voters nationwide, compared with 29 percent for McCain.
"He now appears to be even more popular than Hillary Clinton among Latinos," Lopez said.
We're not stupid or should I say "stupido".
We want a country safe from Terrorism .
We want a country where the political experience of the President can be examined and actually counts !
Latinos for John McCain 08 !!!!!!
Another myth of Hillary-specific support is exposed. Perhaps latinos in the primaries only "preferred" HRC due to familiarity or name recognition? It is established polisci fact that a great number of voters vote merely on name recognition.
Now perhaps it turns out that loyalty or affinity was actually to the Dem policy positions more than to one candidate.