WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1: HISPANIC VOTING TRENDS
Profile America — Saturday, October 1st. As National Hispanic Heritage Month continues, political analysts are noting the potentially important role that voters from this community will have on next year's presidential election. Key states with large electoral college votes include California, Texas, and Florida — all states with sizeable Hispanic populations. In the 2008 election, 31.6 percent of eligible Hispanic citizens voted. This is about 4 percent more than the Hispanic vote tallies in the 2004 and 2000 elections. Just over 58 percent of the eligible general public cast their ballots in 2008. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 416
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
CONTACT: Rick Reed of the U.S. Census Bureau, +1-301-763-2812, fax: +1-301-763-3762, rreed-at-census.gov
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau