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

by Van Le on 10/15/2012 at 8:54am

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 Virginia.  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 Virginia Latino vote polling here.  Below is a summary:

48% The percentage of Virginia Latino voters who rank immigration as a top issue that Congress and the President should address (this is HIGHER than Virginia Latino voters who rank jobs/the economy as their most important priority, at 47%)
86% Percentage of Virginia Latino voters who say that immigration as a topic is important to their voting decision
73% Obama approval rating among Virginia Latino voters
66% Percentage of Virginia Latino voters who support Obama’s reelection, compared to 22% supporting Romney
64% Percentage of Virginia Latino voters who support Democratic Senatorial candidate Tim Kaine, compared to 24% supporting Republican George Allen
57% Percentage of Virginia Latino voters who say that President Obama’s deferred action policy makes them more enthusiastic about Obama
43% Percentage of Virginia Latino voters who say that Mitt Romney’s support of self-deportationand harsh anti-immigrant laws makes them less enthusiastic about Romney
66% Percentage of Virginia Latino voters who say they know someone who is an undocumented immigrant
54% Percentage of Virginia Latino voters who say they know a DREAMer
93% Percentage of Virginia Latino voters who say they are enthusiastic about voting in November

And watch the livestream our panel discussion of the Virginia polling, starting at noon EST.

When:  Monday, October 15th, 12-2 pm EST

What: Latino Voters and the Politics of Immigration in Virginia

Where: George Mason University
Student Union I, Room 3A
4400 University Drive, MSN 3F4,
Fairfax, VA 22030

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

Who:

  • Michael McDonald, Associate Professor, George Mason University (moderator)
  • Matt Barreto, Associate Professor, University of Washington and Principal, Latino Decisions
  • Vanessa Cardenas, Director, Progress 2050 Action, Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Alfonso Lopez, Delegate, VA House of Delegates
  • Frank Sharry, Executive Director, America’s Voice

Follow along with the PowerPoint here.

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