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Latino voters believe that the Republican Party has little concern for their community, according to a recent survey released by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund. The survey, conducted by Latino Decisions on behalf of NALEO, interviewed 800 Latino registered voters from Nov. 7 through Nov. 14th in 21 states with the largest Latino voter populations, accounting for 93 percent of the Latino electorate.
Among many new findings, the poll found strong support for the President-elect and the new Democratic Congress among Latino voters. This comes with high expectations on the part of Latinos to see their communities do better over the next four years. Nearly 70% of Latino voters expect the situation for Latinos to improve under the Obama Administration. These hopes are higher among immigrant voters with 3 of every 4 indicating that they expect a better lot with Barack Obama being elected President.
Today Media Matters has a post slamming political commentator Dick Morris for failure disclose major contributions that could have led him to provide the National Republican Trust PAC with free publicity during the election. Last month, one of their ads was designated, “one of the sleaziest false TV ads of the campaign,” according to Factcheck.org, a site that combs through ads to determine their validity. It conflated the 9/11 terrorists with undocumented men and women working in this country.
In an interview published in Gannet News Service over the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke candidly of plans to both address and pass immigration reform legislation in the 111th Congress. Reid told Gannett News, “On immigration, there’s been an agreement between (President-elect Barack) Obama and (Arizona Republican Sen. John) McCain to move forward on that. … We’ll do that.”