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There’s lots of reporting out there on Hillary Clinton’s strong win — 64-26 — over Barack Obama among Latino voters in Nevada. One thing I would add to this is that Clinton did pretty well with whites, too — beating Obama 52-34. What’s more, we’ve seen over and over again that Obama does better with more affluent voters and with better-educated voters. And, of course, the pool of non-hispanic whites is more affluent and better-educated than is the pool of Latinos.

Long story short, I’d be interested in seeing how different hispanics and non-hispanic whites really look once you control for non-ethnic demographic factors. Or, in other words, does Obama really have a specific problem with Latino voters, or is this more of a class phenomenon?