Obama Is Spanish For "McCain's In Trouble"
Here's yet another poll out showing that Barack Obama is doing extremely well with Hispanic voters, leading John McCain by 66-23. At one level this proves the utter fallacy of trying to conflate primary results with general election projections; as Scott Lemieux says, Hillary Clinton would have done better than 10% of the black vote in the G.E., too. But on a more substantive level, it's devastating for McCain to have this much of a deficit against the fastest-growing voting bloc in the United States. In some states Obama probably only needs 35-40% of the white vote to win, if these numbers hold. And it puts him in great shape in the Southwest and even North Carolina, which has a growing Latino population.
Of course, wait until the Hispanics figure out that Obama can't make full-court basketball shots and that the veracity of his birth certificate has been challenged by random crazy people! Those numbers will dip overnight.