Archive for May 14, 2012
During the 2008 election campaign, then-Senator Barack Obama adopted a Spanish language slogan that was co-opted from Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers: “¡Sí se puede!” which roughly translated means the same as his English slogan: “Yes, We Can!”
Let’s examine the state of play (estado de juego) for the Hispanic vote in the 2012 Presidential election.
In 2008, 67 percent of the Hispanic vote went to Senator Obama, while 31 percent went to Senator John McCain. This margin in the Hispanic vote helped Obama win the battleground states of Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico. (more…)