Sen. Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani were the two candidates most likely to be favored by Hispanic voters, identified in 70% of responses to the question "Which presidential candidate from the democratic party is likely to get the most Latino votes?" New Mexico governor Bill Richardson came in second with 20%, then Sen. Barack Obama with 7% and John Edwards with 3%.
However, Gov. Richardson came out on top with the "most favorable position" on immigration, the hottest issue for Hispanics in the coming election (it was identified as the most likely hot topic by 47%, followed by the Iraq war, the economy, and healthcare, each receiving 14%).
Respondents also thought, overwhelmingly, that a female president was more likely to occur first (87%) versus an African-American president (9%) or a Hispanic president (4%).