A record 27.3 million Latinos are eligible to vote this year, according to the Pew Research Center. And with over half those voters expressing dissatisfaction to pollsters with the nation’s direction, they could have a big impact in November. But experts say a history of low voter turnout and concentrations in non-battleground states haven’t given Latino voters the punch their numbers might suggest. We discuss Hillary Clinton’s 3-to-1 lead over Donald Trump among Latino registered voters, the effect of Trump’s “build a wall” comments and the potential impact of Latino voters in local and congressional races.
Fernand Amandi, principal at Bendixen & Amandi International, a multilingual and multiethnic polling firm
Lisa Garcia Bedolla, chancellor's professor of education and political science, UC Berkeley
Mike Madrid, editor and publisher, California City News
Ben Monterroso, executive director, Mi Familia Vota