Conservative Latino voters see 65-point swing toward Republicans in NBC poll

Liberal Hispanic voters also veered toward left end of political spectrum.
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Conservative Latino voters in the U.S. have shifted away from favoring Democratic politicians and have aligned overwhelmingly with Republicans, a new poll from NBC News shows. 

The poll results, released this week, show that polling from 2012 indicated "49% of self-described conservative Latinos said they preferred Democratic control of Congress, versus 40% who wanted Republicans in charge."

Yet in an NBC News/Telemundo poll from last month, "a whopping 73% of conservative Latinos say they prefer Republicans in control of Congress, versus 17% who prefer Democrats" the news network reported.

The shift constitutes "a net 65-point swing in a decade."

NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray said on Twitter that those results constituted "maybe the most fascinating finding" from the poll. 

The network noted that, over the same time period, "Liberal Latinos" have "gone from D+65 in 2012 to D+80 now."