Latinos still not excited about election

First Read today on a NBC News/WSJ/Telemundo poll: "Obama leads big with Latinos, but enthusiasm still lags."

A month ago: "While Obama continues to lead among Latinos by similar margins to what he won in 2008, there are indications that Latinos’ intensity continues to be lacking."

June: "Obama leads big with Hispanics, but they're not fired up and ready to go yet."

And May: "[H]ere’s a troubling sign for the Obama campaign: Latinos aren't as excited about the upcoming election."

Only 61 percent of Latinos are very enthusiastic in the latest poll — putting them 20 points behind all voters and close to 20 points behind Latino enthusiasm at about this point in the 2008 election.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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