An interesting story over at El Mensajero points our eyes to a California Field Poll showing that the number of registered Latino voters in California has doubled since 1990. Latino voters made up 10 percent of the California electorate in 1990; today they make up 21 percent.

El Mensajero quotes Mark DiCamillo, director of the California Field Poll, as saying that this trend is expected to continue.

This should be good news to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown, because Latinos in California tend to vote for Democrats. However, the most recent Field poll shows that among Latino voters, 50 percent would vote for Brown and 39 percent for Republican Meg Whitman.

As the San Jose Mercury News points out, Whitman has changed her stance on immigration to portray herself as on Latinos’ side.

Rigoberto Hernandez

Rigoberto Hernandez is a journalism student at San Francisco State University. He has interned at The Oregonian and The Orange County Register, but prefers to report on the Mission District. In his spare...

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