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Posted by Kellie Ryan on December 21, 2015 at 5:25 PM


Latino Voters More Independent Than Other Arizonans

This radio piece ran on Arizona Public Media

Arizona’s Latino voters say they are disillusioned with state politics. That’s according to a poll from a group called Open Primaries.

The survey inquired into the opinions of 1500 registered voters in Arizona in November.

The results show 75 percent think elected officials are more loyal to their party than their constituents and two-thirds think the Latino community is not adequately represented in elected officers.

A higher percentage of Arizona Latino voters are registered as independents (41 percent) than the rest of the population (37 percent).

Most respondents say they are rarely contacted by candidates. More than half of the people say their top issue is education, followed by immigration and then jobs and the economy.

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