Election 2016

October 17, 2011

Many Hispanic voters are on fence about Obama in 2012

Manuel Santiago was out of work when Barack Obama ran for president in 2008 and the promise of a better future lured him to the polls. Today, Santiago delivers part time for Pizza Hut. Across Florida — indeed, the country — stories like Santiago’s are common. Collectively, they represent a major challenge to Obama, who won two-thirds of the Hispanic vote in 2008 but has seen his standing drop precipitously among this increasingly powerful voter bloc.

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