Did Hispanics Save Harry Reid? He got 90% of the Hispanic Vote.Submitted by bobbyw24 on Tue, 11/16/2010 - 12:33
Polling shows Latinos voted for the Senate majority leader by a wide margin.
In the wake of Sen. Harry Reid’s hard-fought victory against Sharron Angle in Nevada, the postgame analysis has revved into high gear. How to explain his win? Was it his massive, finely tuned ground operation? Was it his success in painting his opponent as an extremist? Was it Angle’s unique talent for committing a gaffe practically every time she opened her mouth? Arguably, all these things played a role. But one factor in particular appears to have been key: the Hispanic vote.
According to election-eve polling and analysis by Latino Decisions, a surveying firm, Hispanics chose Reid over Angle 90 percent to 8 percent—an astounding margin.