Hispanic voters are being faced with a pretty big decision: Should they continue supporting President Barack Obama or should they explore the Republican presidential field?
The national landscape is changing. According to the 2010 census, Hispanics made up more than half of the country’s population growth.
Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky saw their Latino populations nearly double in the last decade.
Minorities will also likely become the majority population in California, New Mexico, and Texas.
***Rev. Samuel Rodriquez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, will talk more about the Latino vote in 2012, on Wednesday’s “The 700 Club.” Check your local listings. Also check CBNNews.com after 10 a.m. Eastern for the entire interview.
By 2050, researchers say the majority of the country will be comprised of minorities, with Hispanics making up nearly 30 percent of the population.
“You’ve seen Hispanics moving to many places around the country, not just the Southeast, but also the upper Midwest places like Iowa and Nebraska,” Mark Hugo Lopez, associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center, said. “But we’ve also seen population growth in places like Alaska and Hawaii.”
Source: CBN News | Robin Mazyck and David Brody