Abortion ranks as top issue among Georgia Latinos, poll finds
UnidosUS, Mi Familia Vota say top issues have shifted among Hispanic voters
ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - While the economy and crime are the top priorities of Georgia’s Hispanic voters in 2022, abortion has made the list for the first time, according to a recent poll conducted by two of the nation’s Latino civil rights and advocacy organizations.
UnidosUS, a Latino civil rights and advocacy organization, and Mi Familia Vota, a national civic engagement organization, both said the results show a significant shift in some of the top issues among Latino voters.
The poll was released as part of a multi-state, multi-year partnership between UnidosUS and Mi Familia Vota. Here are the rankings:
- Crime/gun violence
- Health care
The poll was conducted July 20-August 1 among 2,540 registered voters with a margin of error of plus/minus 1.9%.
A majority of Georgia Latino voters (59%) believe the country is on the wrong track, said Jesus Rubio, Georgia state director of Mi Familia Vota. At the moment, 64% of Hispanic voters in Georgia said they are 100 percent certain they will vote in November.
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Inflation and jobs are the first and third priority, while health care comes in fourth.
For the first time, abortion is among the top five issues, and 74% of Georgia’s Latino voters, believe it should remain legal, no matter their own personal beliefs on the issue.
A majority of Georgia Latino voters (59%) believe the country is on the wrong track. At the moment, 64% of Hispanic voters in Georgia say they are 100% certain they will vote in November.
UnidosUS and Mi Familia Vota are conducting a $15 million civic engagement effort working with Hispanic voters in Georgia and seven other states: Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Those goals include registering more 100,000 new voters and reaching out to nearly two million voters that were contacted in in 2020 to prevent a voter drop-off.
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