Latino Decisions conducted a poll of 500 registered Latino voters from February 24 – March 5, 2010. The margin of error was +/- 4.3%.
The proportion of Latino registered voters saying they are very enthusiastic about voting is at an all-time low. Only 49% of registered Latino voters say they are very enthusiastic about voting in the 2010 midterms. For comparison, self-reported enthusiasm among Latinos prior to the 2006 midterm election was 77%, but only 60% turned out. [Latino Decisions]
Latino voters also say they aren’t very excited about either political party. When asked how their excitement for each political party had changed since January 2009, neither party had gotten a majority of Latinos more excited. Eighteen percent of Latinos are more excited about the GOP than they were in 2009, compared to 62% who are less excited and 20% for whom there is no change. Thirty-eight percent of Latinos are more excited about the Democrats than they were in 2009, 40% are less excited and 22% say there is no change.[Latino Decisions]