Memo to MSM: put this in your Hispanic Hype pipe and smoke it:
According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, the number of Hispanic registered voters fell from 11.6 million in 2008 — a presidential election year — to 10.9 million in 2010, when congressional races led the ballot in many states. In Texas, where the Hispanic population grew by 65 percent over the previous decade, the number of registered Hispanic voters dipped from 2.4 million to 2.3 million between elections.
Experts had expected 11 million to 12 million Hispanic voters to visit the polls in November. But the survey cast serious doubts on that. Some wondered whether the economy had forced Hispanics to move to find work. Others said the drop was strictly cyclical.
While voter registration typically slips in nonpresidential years, some experts say the scope of the 2010 declines were completely unexpected at a time when the overall Hispanic population in the U.S. continued to soar.
Hispanic voter numbers slip even as population soars, by Michael E. Young, Dallas Morning News, March 16, 2012.