Hispanics Ahead Of The Curve

APew Research poll reveals that Hispanics are way ahead of the rest of the country on the subject of ending Chimpy’s Vanity War. This can’t be a good sign for the electoral prospects of Republicans in states like Texas.

Two-thirds of Hispanics (66%) now favor bringing troops home as soon as possible, up from 51% in January 2005. Conversely, Latinos who favored keeping troops in Iraq until the situation there has stabilized have declined from 37% to 19%.

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The general public also is more inclined to bring the troops home, but not to the same extent as Hispanics. A survey of the general population by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press in December found that one in two Americans (50%) favored bringing troops home as soon as possible, up from 41% in January 2005.

The changing attitude toward the war is also evident in the answer to a basic question: Do you think the U.S. made the right decision or the wrong decision in using military force against Iraq? Since 2004, a third or more of Latinos responded that using military force was the right decision. In the latest survey, only 24% of Latinos agreed with that assessment. That is down from 39% in April/June 2004 and from 31% in August/October 2006.

By comparison, 42% of the general public believes the U.S. made the right decision in using military force, according to the survey by the Pew Research Center.

2 thoughts on “Hispanics Ahead Of The Curve

  1. dan mcenroe says:

    wingnuts frequently suggest dangling citizenship in front of immigrants who enlist in order to alleviate the army’s manpower shortfalls. maybe the hispanic community is getting a bit tired of being considered cannon fodder for these people.
    what the hell do i know. i’m a white guy.

  2. virgotex says:

    This can’t be a good sign for the electoral prospects of Republicans in states like Texas.
    Minority-majority state, bitches!

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