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HOLA, AMERICA

Memo to the campaigns of both President Obama and Mitt Romney: immigration is not the key issue among registered Hispanic voters in the U.S. It ranks fifth on a list of six personal concerns, says a USA Today-Gallup poll released Monday. In first place is health care, cited by 21 percent of respondents, followed by unemployment (cited by 19 percent), economic growth (17 percent) and the gap between rich and poor (16 percent). Immigration was cited as the “most important” by 12 percent, the federal budget deficit by 11 percent.

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• 56 percent of all registered Hispanic voters say the government “should do more” to solve the nation’s problems; 61 percent of registered Hispanic voters born outside the U.S. and 37 percent of all registered U.S. voters agree.

• 35 percent of all Hispanic voters say the government is doing “too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses”; 22 percent of Hispanic voters born outside the U.S. and 57 percent of all U.S. voters agree.

• 48 percent of all Hispanic voters say the government should promote “traditional values”; 64 percent of Hispanic voters born outside the U.S. and 43 percent of all U.S. voters agree.

• 46 percent of all Hispanic voters say the government should not favor “any particular set of values”; 30 percent of Hispanic voters born outside the U.S. and 53 percent of all U.S. voters agree.

Source: A USA Today-Gallup poll of 1,005 registered Hispanic voters conducted April 16-May 31 and 859 registered U.S. voters conducted June 13-14; the complete survey was released Monday.

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