-- by Allan Smith, Business Insider:
A top Latino polling firm released a model on Thursday that projected Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would receive the largest portion of the Latino vote in recorded history in the upcoming November 8 election.
The model, from Latino Decisions, showed Clinton with a projected 82% of support among Latinos. Republican nominee Donald Trump received 15% support in the forecast, and third-party options garnered just 3%.
-- by Don Lee, The Los Angeles Times:
At a time of rising populist resentment over globalization, Americans largely agree that foreign trade is costing U.S. jobs, but they also hold an increasingly positive view about the value of immigrants to the economy.
In a new study by the Pew Research Center, eight out of 10 adults regarded increased outsourcing of jobs overseas and the growth of imports of foreign-made goods as harmful to U.S. workers.
-- from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Total non-farm payroll employment increased by 156,000 in September, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 5.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment gains occurred in professional and business services and in health care.
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-- by Monica Villafane, Forbes.com:
Sports may be a universal language, but Spanish sounds good for ESPN, which has been tapping into a huge fan base in Latin America since 1989 and in the United states for over a decade.
Aware that Hispanics are one of the fastest growing segments of the population in the U.S., the Disney-owned cable sports network has invested heavily in its 24-hour cable property ESPN Deportes, which it launched in 2004, and its digital companion, ESPNDeportes.com, live since 2000.
-- by Russell Contreras and Amy Taxin, ABC News:
Latino scholars and activists are criticizing Republican Mike Pence for referring to "that Mexican thing," at the vice presidential debate as he tried to brush aside criticism of Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants.
They said Pence's remark was dehumanizing and tinged with sexual innuendo.
-- by Nate Cohn, The New York Times:
In the real world, demographic change is gradual: Every day, the country becomes a tad more diverse as babies are born, people immigrate, and others die.
But in elections, demographic change happens fast: in a surge of new voter registrations ahead of a presidential election. Just who registers and how many will be one of the biggest stories of the next month.
-- by Caitlin Dewey, The Washington Post:
Google is an imperfect oracle of popular will, but here’s one trend that seems pretty clear: Searches for the phrase “registrarse para votar” — “register to vote,” in Spanish — hit an all-time high during Monday’s presidential debate, spiking to more than 100,000 searches.
-- by Ariane de Vogue, CNN:
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Ohio's method of removing names from its voter rolls violates federal law, and sent the case back to the district court for a remedy.
The ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is a victory for the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and other groups who had argued the program violated the National Voter Registration Act and expressed concern that the purge would effect "many thousands" of Ohio voters.
-- by Rafael Bernal, The Hill:
Congressional Hispanic Democrats are questioning the party's approach to campaigning in Latino communities, as Republicans led by Donald Trump exceed expectations with the demographic.
-- by Jacqueline Hurtado, CNN:
Margarita Montañez came to the United States from Mexico in 1970 when she was 23 years old. She raised six children but says one of her greatest accomplishments was becoming a United States citizen in 1999.
"I wanted to vote," she said. "I wanted to have a say in my children's future."
The Latino vote has long been the subject of interest for presidential elections, and in 2016 it may be wise to look more specifically at the Latina vote.
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