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Hispanic voters favor Obama by wide margin: poll

WASHINGTON — More than two-thirds of Hispanics prefer President Barack Obama to any of his Republicans rivals, despite wide disapproval of his policies on illegal immigrants, a new poll showed Wednesday. If Obama were to face former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in November 2012, 68 percent of Hispanics polled would…

US electoral map gives Hispanics more heft: study

The new electoral map that emerged from the 2010 US census favors Hispanics, the largest US minority group, as some states in which they live will win more representation in Congress, a study found Wednesday. States with growing populations such as Texas and Florida will pick up extra congressional seats,…