As the Democratic presidential
nomination contest heads for a showdown in Texas and
Ohio on March 4, Hispanics have emerged as a potentially
pivotal constituency in the battle between Senators
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. This report examines
the turnout, demographic characteristics, opinions and
voting patterns of the Hispanic electorate in Democratic
primaries and caucuses held so far in 2008. Where
possible, it draws comparisons and contrasts between
Latino, black and white voting patterns. It also
compares Latino turnout in 2008 with turnout in 2004.
The report is based on an analysis of Super Tuesday exit
polling data about Hispanics that the Pew Hispanic
Center received on a contractual basis from Edison Media
Research and Mitofsky International, the firm that
conducts exit poll surveys for the National Election
Pool, a national consortium of media organizations.
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