The Center for Immigration Studies just sent me an analysis of Hispanic voting patterns in the 2008 election. Some of their key findings:
# Exit polls from Election Day indicated that President Barack Obama won 67 percent of the Latino vote, and John McCain 32 percent. This compares to estimates of Latino support for George W. Bush in the range of 39 percent or higher in 2004. In 2000, Bush is thought to have received 35 percent of the Latino vote.
# McCain’s consistent history of advocating a legalization program for illegal immigrants made no impression on Latino voters.
# McCain lost the Latino vote by a wide margin even in his home state of Arizona, 56 to 41 percent. This was in spite of widespread news coverage of his immigration stance in that state.
It turns out McCain really was stupid after all. He sold the country to Mexico for votes he never got. Chump!