*This is new territory, folks who hadn’t been interested and hadn’t voted before are doing so now, so it’s hard to draw definite conclusions. A Google search doesn’t equal a vote. But it’s a good omen and good fodder for political scientists and sociologists to dissect after the election. VL
By Matt McFarland, CNN Money (1.5 minute read)
According to Google, searches for the phrase “registrarse para votar” have surged 2200% in the last week. For comparison sake, the English equivalent “register to vote” has gone up only 430% in the same timeframe. It’s unclear how much these spikes compare to previous presidential elections.
The findings seem to bode well for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Telemundo survey released last week found that Clinton had 65% support among likely Hispanic voters, a 48-point advantage over Republican nominee Donald Trump.
His party has struggled with appealing to Hispanic voters. In 2012, Mitt Romney won only 27% of the Hispanic vote. READ MORE