In states across the U.S., this year’s presidential primary elections have seen some of the highest voter turnouts in the past 40 years. Fighting for votes state-by-state, candidates are courting an increasingly important electorate: the Hispanic population.
An estimated 44 million Hispanics live in the U.S.—approximately 15 percent of the total population—and California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada represent five of the top 11 Hispanic-populated states (see map). In fact, California and these Inner Mountain West states account for 40 percent of Hispanics: voters who may determine the next president.
AQ examines the greatest concerns for Hispanics in these states. The top two responses are those of most non-Hispanic voters, but for the first time, immigration ranks high as a political concern. Education, not included in the survey, is another key priority…
Tags: Education, hispanic voting, hispanics in U.S., Immigration