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No surprise here - a new poll from CNN shows that Obama is the overwhelming choice amongst America's fastest growing demographic group - Hispanic Americans.

Remember all the crap during the primaries and shortly after? "Latinos will go for McCain after strongly siding with Hillary Clinton" was the prevailing ethos and like most sentiments shared by the MSM that was wrong.

Obama's approval rating with registered Latino voters, the nationwide Pew Hispanic Center poll found, is at 66 percent versus 23 percent favoring McCain.

Obama's "strong showing in this survey represents a sharp reversal in his fortunes from the primaries, when Obama lost the Latino vote to Hillary Clinton by a margin of nearly 2-to-1," according to Pew Hispanic Center associate director Mark Hugo Lopez

"By a margin of 3-to-1, Hispanic registered voters believe that Obama will do a better job than McCain of dealing with education, jobs ... health care," Lopez said.

Obama's lead amongst Hispanics is 2% higher than past Democrats have shown at this point in the election cycle at 66%.

In addition this poll contains great news for the Democratic party and terrible, horrific news for the Republicans:

In terms of the state of the country, 70 percent of Latino registered voters said the country is headed in the wrong direction. Fifty-five percent said the Democratic Party is "better attuned to the concerns of their community" compared to 5 percent for Republicans.

5% feel the Republican party is "better attuned" to their concerns. It might as well be 0%. The Republican brand is complete and utter crap amongst Latinos and that's prolly not going to change anytime soon.

Originally posted to Shane Hensinger on Thu Jul 24, 2008 at 07:29 AM PDT.

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