Dispelling the Myth of the Monolithic Hispanic Voting Bloc

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Voters line up to register at a caucus precinct in 2008 in a the largely Hispanic neighborhood in East Las Vegas, Nevada (Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)

Conservative polling and advocacy group Resurgent Republic recently sponsored a series of focus groups with Hispanic voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada. The groups consisted of people who voted for President Obama in 2008 but are now undecided. Resurgent Republic says its findings "dispel the myth of the Hispanic community being a monolithic voting bloc." The focus groups were conducted by Impacto Group. Leslie Sanchez, author of "Los Republicanos," CEO of Impacto Group and member of the board of Resurgent Republic, breaks down some of the groups' key findings.


Leslie Sanchez

Produced by:

Mythili Rao

Comments [1]


The "immigration talk" is intended to be a cynical distraction for this voting block and takes its place with several other magnified distractions to avoid any discussion of the administration's economic record with no serious budget or pan to fix it. At what point does this effort by the DNC become insulting to the intelligence of the public?
Will the political propaganda be foisted on this population be critically received and questioned or just accepted?
How bad does the economy have to get before the pandering is rejected in Spanish and other languages?

Apr. 24 2012 10:35 AM

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