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Obama, GOP vie for Hispanic vote in 2012 elections

Catalina Camia | USA Today | September 29, 2011

The Census Bureau has released new data providing more evidence why the Hispanic vote could be critical in the 2012 elections.

Hispanics made up 7% of voters in the 2010 congressional elections -- the highest percentage for a non-presidential year since the Census Bureau began collecting such data in 1974.

The new Census information comes as President Obama, who won the lion's share of the Latino vote in 2008, is trying to boost his standing among Hispanics. The latest Gallup Pollfound 48% of Hispanics approve of the way Obama is doing his job -- a low mark since he took office.

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