Over Half of US Hispanic Voters Identify as “Independent” in Recent USA Today/Gallup Poll

In a recent USA Today/Gallop poll, over half of US Hispanics in the poll identify themselves as being politically independent, suggesting the particularly crucial role of the Hispanic vote in upcoming national elections. (Photo source: ionpoverty.tv)

In a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted this spring, 51% of Hispanics in the United States identify as politically independent, suggesting the crucial role Latino voters will have in upcoming elections.

The poll data, available at gallup.com, suggests political independence is a growing trend in the Latino community, as the percentage is up from 50% political independence in the same poll in 2011.

Hispanics in the US who are immigrants (those who were not born in the US) were most likely to be politically independent, with 60% independence in results. A position of independence declined in generations born in the US (44%), continuing with those whose parents were born in the US (40%).

The data is drawn from 1,753 Hispanics participated in the Gallup poll between April 16th and May 31st of this year. View poll data charts here.


About The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The VAHCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to cross-cultural commerce and economic development.

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