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Latino voters will reshape American politics as we know it — and here’s the proof

Sean McElwee
Spencer Piston

[...] By now, it’s a cliché in American politics that Latinos are a political force to be reckoned with, and that the nation’s rising Latino population will reshape the country’s politics for decades to come.

But we wanted to study how Latinos are changing American politics. So we explored multiple datasets which collectively include thousands of Latino respondents. We found that Latinos are more supportive of Barack Obama’s progressive agenda than non-Hispanic whites, and that Latinos are more supportive of action on climate change and immigration. Even on social issues, where the popular conception is that Latinos are relatively conservative, Latinos are actually quite a bit more liberal than non-Hispanic whites. [...]

Read more at Salon