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  •  And different polling firms ... (7+ / 0-)

    ... differ on methodology, with some relying much more strongly on current voting intention.

    Further, the Hispanic vote tilts younger in Arizona, so if they correct for age demographics, but enthusiasm is strong among young Hispanics than young voters in the state in general, the age correction may be off.

    Structural changes are just intrinsically the hardest changes to model, and a substantial increase in Hispanic participation rates represents a structural change.

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    by BruceMcF on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 10:05:52 AM PDT

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    •  A substantial increase in participation among (6+ / 0-)

      Latinos has a lot to do with structural changes and with a young demographic, those factors are true.
          But in some ways people like Mitt Romney, Russell Pearce, and the Teapublicans are their own worst enemies. When they wage their campaigns of persecution, and align themselves with xenophobes and racists, they bring more and more people into the political process to oppose them.

      "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

      by elwior on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 02:26:00 PM PDT

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      •  Which really makes it the ... (2+ / 0-)
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        ... Koch Brothers and the other financiers of the astroturf Tea Party uprising shooting themselves in the foot ... since Mitt Romney only went extremist against undocumented migrants to protect his right flank in a radical reactionary dominated primary electorate.

        This is along the lines of what Karl Polyani called the "double movement", where the push to take advantage of people in new ways forces the people being taken advantage of to look for new ways to defend themselves.

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        by BruceMcF on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 05:55:37 PM PDT

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