WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- This panel is sponsored by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Hispanic Link Journalism Foundation and EVS Communications.
Date: Thursday, Dec. 2 Place: Lisagor Room, National Press Building Time: 10 a.m.
Analysts and authorities will take a closer look at the Nov. 2 exit polls which show a 10-point spread -- from 34% to 44% -- among major pollsters in assessing the Hispanic vote for George W. Bush. They will also postulate on future Hispanic political loyalties.
Preliminary polling by the nonpartisan William C. Velasquez Institute, long regarded as the national authority, showed no significant change since 2000 in the Hispanic presidential vote, putting support for President Bush at 34.2%. WCVI president Antonio Gonzalez will reveal the institute's final figures.
Exit poll figures by Warren Mitofsky, hired by the TV networks and other national media, placed Bush's Hispanic vote at 44%.
PANELISTS: Jose de la Isla, author, "The Rise of Hispanic Political Power" (Archer), Houston Antonio Gonzalez, president, William C. Velasquez Institute, Los Angeles Sarah Dutton, deputy director for surveys, CBS News Ana Maria Arumi, elections manager, NBC News Patricia Guadalupe, Capitol Hill correspondent, Hispanic Business magazine and other national Latino outlets, including Puerto Rico. Adam Segal, director, Hispanic Voter Project at Johns Hopkins University MODERATOR: Fresia Rodriguez Cadavid, editor, Hispanic Link Weekly Report, Washington, DC
CONTACT: Joseph Torres of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, +1-202-662-7143, or Charlie Ericksen of the Hispanic Link News Service, +1-202-234-0280. National Association of Hispanic Journalists
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