Hispanics will vote Democratic, poll finds

As elections approach this November, Democrats face challenges to rally support, but according to a recent poll, can count on support from the Hispanic population.

Figures released by the Pew Hispanic Center today found 51 percent of registered Latino voters is certain that they will vote in November and 65 percent said they plan to vote Democratic.

“The Latino vote appears to continue to strongly identify with the Democratic Party,” Mark Lope, Pew Hispanic Center’s associate director, told The Huffington Post.

However, although Democrats expect support from the Hispanic community, the controversy surrounding immigration law in Arizona still leaves almost half of registered Hispanic voters not voting in November, according to The New York Times.

“Latinos feel that on many of their key issues, promises were made and delivered on by the Obama administration and Congressional Democrats,” Matt Barreto, a professor and pollster for the advocacy and research group Latino Decisions, told The Times.

Though Latino voters supported Obama more than two to one in the 2008 presidential election, given the current economic situation in the United States and general anger among voters, Democrats might not be confident in its supporters this November, The Huffington Post reported.