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Latino Voters in the 2012 Election | Pew Hispanic Center

The Republican and Democrat parties are focusing on everything else but the role of the Latino vote in the 2012 election.  This is in part due to the fact that either party lacks an internal capacity to develop an intelligent conversation on the role that the vote has played.  Even the Democratic machine, at the national level, which supposedly had the upper hand on voter micro data and demographics, has not come out with an intelligent discussion on the role of the Latino vote.  The Pew Foundation has shared some resources that could enlighten such a discussion….  The Policy ThinkShop provides this link for those who are looking at this issue towards making the current administration accountable to the Latino vote and in making sure the Latino vote continues to come in and count once it has its impact going forward…

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“Latinos voted for President Barack Obama over Republican Mitt Romney by 71% to 27%, according to an analysis of exit polls by the Pew Hispanic Center, a Project of the Pew Research Center.1

Obama’s national vote share among Hispanic voters is the highest seen by a Democratic candidate since 1996, when President Bill Clinton won 72% of the Hispanic vote.

The Center’s analysis finds that Latinos made up 10% of the electorate, as indicated by the national exit poll, up from 9% in 2008 and 8% in 2004.2 The analysis also shows that as a group, non-white voters made up 28% of the nation’s electorate, up from 26% in 2008.3”

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Obama Wins New Term as Electoral Advantage Holds – NYTimes.com

America’s has chosen to stay on the path to fairness, embracing diversity and the working person … The 47% wins!

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“Barack Hussein Obama was re-elected president of the United States on Tuesday, overcoming powerful economic headwinds, a lock-step resistance to his agenda by Republicans in Congress and an unprecedented torrent of advertising as the nation voted to give him a second …”

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White working-class voters: Fed up with everyone | The Economist

The Economist Magazine, with its European point of view, takes a “Toquevillian” peek in at the US 2012 election through the experience of Midwest American working class eyes…

“AT THE bar at Simeri’s Old Town Tap, a watering hole on the outskirts of South Bend, a down-on-its-luck manufacturing town, conversation turns to Bill Clinton. One regular, appalled by the prospect of voting for either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, is thinking of …”

via White working-class voters: Fed up with everyone | The Economist.

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Daily Number: Education a Top Issue for Most Latino Voters – Pew Research Center

Education, jobs and the economy, and health care are the top issues for Latinos in this year’s presidential campaign. A majority (55%) of Latino registered voters say the issue of education is “extremely important” to them personally. This is followed closely by jobs and the economy (54%) and health care (50%).

Education a Top Issue for Most Latino Voters

Since 2008, these three issues have ranked highly for Hispanic registered voters, though their relative rankings have changed. In 2011, jobs ranked at the top, followed by education and health care. In 2010, education ranked at the top, followed by jobs and health care. In 2008, as well, education ranked at the top, this time followed by the cost of living, health care and jobs.

via Daily Number: Education a Top Issue for Most Latino Voters – Pew Research Center.

Filed under: access to education, Blogosphere, consumers, Culture Think, Education Policy, Education Reform, Election 2012, Health Literacy, Health Policy, Healthcare Reform, Latinos, News, Public Health, Public Policy, The 47%!, Unemployment, Vote, WeSeeReason, , ,

More Americans Worry about Financing Retirement | Pew Social & Demographic Trends

The PEW Foundation highlights trends in attitudes about retirement and economic security…

 

Despite a slowly improving economy and a three-year-old stock market rebound, Americans today are more…

via More Americans Worry about Financing Retirement | Pew Social & Demographic Trends.

Filed under: Blogosphere, Culture Think, Economic Recession, Election 2012, Feminization of Poverty, News, Public Policy, The 47%!,

The Presidential Debate’s Libya Moment : The New Yorker

In the field of media studies, scholars offer strategies and insights of varied quality about the profession and its ills. Alongside that work stands the practice of journalism—the bouncy flights, the lousy hotel rooms, the thrills and the humiliations of piecing together information and writing too fast, and occasionally, the loss of friends and colleagues in war zones. For a practitioner, listening to a media-studies scholar criticize work he or she has never done—even if the criticism may be justified—is a prescription for an …

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Income Inequality May Take Toll on Growth – NYTimes.com

Income inequality has soared to the highest levels since the Great Depression, and the recession has done little to reverse the trend, with the top 1 percent of earners taking 93 percent of the income gains in the first full year of the …

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Obama and Romney Focus on Efforts to Woo Women – NYTimes.com

President Obama charged that Mitt Romney’s policies are economically threatening to women, as the candidates in their second presidential debate on Tuesday night clashed repeatedly over who would best serve the …

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