Most Latinos Say Iraq War Was Wrong

Richard Morin and Dan Balz, Washington Post, Oct. 28

An overwhelming majority of Latino voters believes the war in Iraq was not worth fighting, and a significant minority believes Hispanics have suffered a disproportionate share of the casualties, according to a new survey of Latino voters by The Washington Post, Univision and the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute.

While voters nationally divide over the wisdom of going to war in Iraq, Latinos expressed no such ambivalence: By 2 to 1, Hispanic voters believe the war was a mistake.

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In other states, Bush finishes a distant second to Kerry. In California, two in three registered Latinos said they plan to vote for Kerry while barely one in five support the president. Even in Bush’s home state of Texas, the president gets only a third of all Latino votes while Kerry claims 57 percent, according to the Post-Univision-TRPI survey.

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