Obama Latino voters less enthusiastic

President Barack Obama still has the backing of nearly two-thirds of Latino voters, according to a poll released Wednesday by Univision, the Spanish-language television network.

But it’s unclear the voting bloc will turn out for him the same way it did in 2008, when 67% of Latinos voted for Mr. Obama amid chants of “Si Se Puede!” They accounted for 9% of the electorate that year, up slightly from 2004.

Repeating his success with Hispanics will be critical for Mr. Obama in swing states such as Nevada, Florida and Colorado. The Obama campaign is also trying to make a push in the border of state of Arizona, where Latinos came out strong last year against a strict anti-illegal immigrant law.

More than half (53%) of Latino Democrats said they were more enthusiastic about politics in 2008 than now, while 47% of the demographic independents said they are less excited about the upcoming election than the last one, according to the Univision News/Latino Decisions poll.

via Obama Still Has Latino Voters’ Support, But Enthusiasm Slips – Washington Wire – WSJ.

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