There's been a lot of buzz about the latino voter influence in the november elections. Yet it's hard to really tell how much influence it will have. Latino voter registrations are super low and dissilusionment pretty high. A group of political scientist have taken all of this and more into account and may have come up with a formula to to measure the latino influence. Read the poll report and projections here.
The economic recession, particularly the housing crisis, has hit Latino households harder than African Americans and whites, according to an analysis released by the Pew Research Center. Between 2005 and 2009, median wealth for Latino households decreased by an alarming 66 percent, 53 percent for African Americans, and by only 16 percent for whites. White households are 18 times wealthier than Latino households.