Hispanic Voters Easily Move From Clinton To Obama

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The conventional wisdom death watch marches on.

Hispanic registered voters prefer Democratic Sen. Barack Obama over GOP opponent John McCain by 66 to 33 percent, according to a study just released by the Pew Research Center. The presidential candidates have battled for the Hispanic vote, which could play a key role in four expected battleground states.

Hispanic voters seem to have easily transferred their support from Sen. Hillary Clinton to Obama. The nonpartisan research organization found that more than three-fourths of Latinos who voted for Sen. Hillary Clinton in the primaries now support Obama. During the primaries, Hispanic voters favored Clinton by a ratio of nearly two-to-one.

Hispanic voters have a chance in November to fully repudiate the party and political movement that has made much sport out of dehumanizing them.