December 28, 2007

Hispanic Partisan Split

34 points

Some 57% of Hispanic registered voters now say they are Democrats or lean Democratic while just 23% align with the Republican Party — a 34-percentage-point gap in partisan affiliation.

After spending the first part of this decade loosening their historic ties to the Democratic Party, Hispanic voters have apparently reversed course in the past year; in a new Pew Hispanic Center survey, some 57% of Latino registered voters now say they are Democrats or lean toward the Democratic Party, while just 23% align with the Republican Party — a 34-percentage-point gap in partisan affiliation. In July 2006, the same gap measured just 21 percentage points having shrunk from 33 points in 1999. Read More