January 23, 2008

THE ALPHA DOG AND THE OMEGA DOG:

Clinton gets warm welcome from Latinos: The United Farm Workers union endorses her. One expert says Obama remains a relatively unknown entity (James Rainey, 1/23/08, Los Angeles Times)

Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo said Clinton has consistently been well received in the Latino community. "Obama has not been able to dent her advantage," he said.

Harry Pachon, president of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at USC, said Obama remains an unknown quantity to many Latinos.

A Spanish-language news report from the Nevada caucuses described some voters as unclear even as to the name of Clinton's prime challenger. "They were looking for an Omega, not an Obama," Pachon said. "So his name is just not recognized yet."

Clinton has been served well by her multiple endorsements from Latino elected officials, including Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Pachon said.


Posted by Orrin Judd at January 23, 2008 7:25 AM
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