Poll: Hispanics Support Protecting Public Lands

A new survey of Hispanic voters in the West finds they overwhelmingly want government to protect public lands.

The poll from Latino Decisions finds an astonishing 93% of Latino voters in Colorado and New Mexico say the government should protect public lands for recreation and the well-being of the environment.

The same survey finds 95% of Latinos think government should consult with residents to help identify land that is important to them before allowing energy exploration.

Additionally, they find that Hispanic voters would cast a ballot for a candidate who supports requirements for oil and gas companies to prove they were not harming the environment before allowing them to drill on public lands.