The Week in Polls: Number of Eligible Latino Voters Swells in 2012

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Population of Eligible Latino Voters Grows in 2012

Courting the Latino vote has been a focus of both the Obama and Romney campaigns, and new numbers from the Pew Research Center shows the potential level of influence Latinos have in the 2012 presidential election. A record 23.7 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in the presidential election, up 22 percent from 2008, although, historically, Blacks and whites have higher voter turnout rates, the survey reported. 

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