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Will Latinos Lose the Most Valuable Player Status (a.k.a. Swing Votes) to Women in Next Presidential Election

Will Latinos Lose the Most Valuable Player Status (a.k.a. Swing Votes) to Women in Next Presidential Election

LatinaLista — One of the highest rated shows on Lifetime TV is the series Army Wives.

The show, produced by the same guy who produces Grey's Anatomy, is about military wives who don't just juggle the kids and home as a single parent but have to mesh their lives with military protocol. As the tagline for the show says: "The army has its code. The wives have their own."
So, it's not coincidental that Lifetime TV today released a poll asking women which presidential candidate would do the best job of addressing the needs of military families.

The poll, a part of the Every Woman Counts campaign, showed that:

African-American and Hispanic women are roughly three times more likely
to pick Hillary Clinton as military families' best ally than any other
Democratic candidate (51% and 41%, respectively).
John McCain is the top Republican candidate for this job among
Caucasian (37%) and African-American (24%) women, but among Hispanic
women, Rudy Giuliani garnered the most support (25% for Giuliani vs.
16% for McCain).

What's interesting about this poll is that while it shows that the frontrunner position among the Republican candidates fluctuates between McCain and Giuliani, it never does among the Democratic contenders. It's always Clinton.

Even when the poll asks all women, regardless of their party, who would best meet the needs of military families among the Democratic pool of contenders, the answer is the same — Clinton.
Could this be a sign of things to come?
It would seem the swing vote in this election may not be Latinos, as much as, it will be women — punto!

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