Latinos will play larger role in upcoming GOP primaries
MANCHESTER, N.H. –- For months now, the Republican presidential candidates, save one, have for the most part ignored Latino voters. But that may all be about to change as the campaign now heads south and west.
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Poll: Ron Paul surges, Mitt Romney dips in New Hampshire
The latest 7 News/Suffolk University poll of likely voters in the New Hampshire Primary is great news for the Paul campaign and troublesome news for the Romney campaign. Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, surged 3 points to 20 percent of the votes in a 7 News/Suffolk University poll released Sunday. On the other hand, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney dipped 4 points to 35 percent of the votes in the same poll.
Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman is the only other candidate to earn double-digit support in the latest New Hampshire poll. Mr. Huntsman garnered 11 percent of the votes to finish in the top-tier, but former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, who has been riding a recent wave of momentum following his 2nd place victory in the Iowa Caucuses, pulled in 8 percent of the votes. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who once was a serious contender for second place in New Hampshire, earned just 9 percent of the votes.
91.3% of Iowa and 93.9% of New Hampshire’s population is white according to the 2010 US Census.
I think it has more to do with their position as being the first primaries in the election season. It California was first. You would see the same type of hype in that state.