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TODAY: Brand-New Polling on Latino Vote in New Mexico Released; Watch Live-stream Here

by Van Le on 10/17/2012 at 3:00pm

This week, America’s Voice with Latino Decisions is finishing our series of releases on polling information about Latino voters in key swing states.  Today, we are releasing new data about Latino voters in New Mexico.  The polling will answer questions about which candidate these segments of the electorate are supporting, what their policy priorities are, how enthusiastic they are about voting, what they do and don’t like about each candidate, and much more.

Check out the full, brand-new New Mexico Latino vote polling here.

View summary of the polling:

30% The percentage of New Mexico Latino voters who rank immigration as a top issue that Congress and the President should address (second to only the economy at 47%)
79% Percentage of New Mexico Latino voters who say that immigration as a topic is important to their voting decision
67% Obama approval rating among New Mexico Latino voters
69% Percentage of New Mexico Latino voters who support Obama’s reelection, compared to 24% supporting Romney
57% Percentage of New Mexico Latino voters who support Democratic Senatorial candidate Martin Heinrich, compared to 24% supporting Republican Heather Wilson
46% Percentage of New Mexico Latino voters who say that President Obama’s deferred action policy makes them more enthusiastic about Obama
46% Percentage of New Mexico Latino voters who say that Mitt Romney’s support of self-deportation and harsh anti-immigrant laws makes them less enthusiastic about Romney
58% Percentage of New Mexico Latino voters who say they know someone who is an undocumented immigrant
47% Percentage of New Mexico Latino voters who say they know a DREAMer
80% Percentage of New Mexico Latino voters who say they are enthusiastic about voting in November

And watch the livestream our panel discussion of the New Mexico polling, starting at 3 PM EST.

Follow along with the PowerPoint.

When:  Wednesday, October 17, 3-5 PM EST

What: Latino Voters and the Politics of Immigration in New Mexico

Where: University of New Mexico
Dane Smith Hall 123
601 Yale Blvd NE – Albuquerque, NM

OR via livestream http://act.americasvoiceonline.org/livestream

Who:

  • Lucia Fraire, Field Director of Voter Program, Ole New Mexico
  • Rafael Martinez, DREAMer and PHD student in American Studies
  • Gabriel Sanchez, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of New Mexico and Director of Research for Latino Decisions
  • Christine Sierra, Professor of Political Science, University of New Mexico and Director, Southwest Hispanic Research Institute

 

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