Two new statewide surveys, one from Zogby and one from the Field Poll (pdf) vary in their ultimate predictions on Schwarzenegger vs. Angelides (Zogby has them tied, where as Field has the Governor 8 points ahead) but are consistent about one thing: Latino voters are running away from the Governor in droves.
The Field Poll shows Latinos at just 22% in favor of Schwarzenegger, with 58% of those surveyed saying they would vote for Angelides if the election were held today. The Zogby poll shows a slightly closer race for the Latino vote, but still has Latinos favoring Angelides by 14%.
Given the magnitude of the efforts underway statewide to register and move Latino voters, these margins are going to be a significant factor in this race. There are a total of 3 million Latinos in California who are currently unregistered or not voting regularly in state elections, according to PowerPAC's research. That is more than enough votes to swing an election as close as this one is going to be.
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