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Poll: Mitt Romney badly trails President Obama among Hispanic voters

Latino Decisions has teamed up with impreMedia to launch a weekly tracking poll of registered Latino voters voters nationwide -- and its first poll released Monday was not good news for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Romney trails President Barack Obama by nearly 40 percentage points, the poll shows. Obama leads Romney, 65-26 percent. Undecided: 9 percent.

Number polled: 300 registered Latino voters. Margin of error: 5.6 percentage points. 

Only 20 percent said they were "certain" to vote for Romney, while 55 percent said they were "certain" to vote for Obama.

Said Gabriel Sanchez, research director at Latino Decisions: "As we have seen in recent months and confirm in this survey, Romney has many challenges in making significant inroads with the Latino vote."

Topping the list of "most important" issues facing the Latino community were the economy and jobs (53 percent), immigration and the DREAM Act (51 percent) and education (18 percent)

One other takeaway from the poll is favorability ratings. Obama's are high with 74 percent, while Romney's are low with 27 percent.

Last week, a poll of Latino voters by NBC/WSJ/Telemundo found similar results: Obama (61 percent), Romney (27 percent)

For some historical perspective, former President George W. Bush got as much as 35 percent of the Latino vote in 2000 and as high as 44 percent in 2004, according to exit polls. John McCain got 31 percent in 2008. 

Latino Decisions and  impreMedia weekly poll will be released each Monday from now until the Nov. 6 election.

See full poll results here

Read analysis by impreMedia's Pilar Marrero here

 

 

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marco

Given what latino voters want from the government, it's a good thing to trail among latino voters.

john

Interesting... there is a reason why past campaigns have not let the one running for election make claims like self deportation... .... if elected, he will not be seen as trustworthy.... the Hispanic voters are not the only one that may have difficulty finding a reason to vote for Romney...

Anyway, the senior vote will vote the way AARP goes and they have Ryan at a 10% rating on issues that impact seniors. That is for people over 50 years of age.

Where does Romney poll with folks ... 13-23 gender gap (yes, women voters are Catholic, too), 40+ gap with hispanics, 70+ gap with A-A, a senior gap is rising, a large jewish gap, and a educated gap....

He has suggested that he will gut education (mother's where will your kids get loans to go to college), repel health care (mothers and fathers where will your kids get health care if they are kicked off the rolls?), taxes will be raised for those below 200k, more war talk (with Bush advisors Romney's running his foreign policy), .....

Romney needs a huge funding edge from the investment class, social conservatives and the Catholic vote(did I mention that women are catholic), and a 30-40+ gap in the white working class men vote.... and of course, he needs to reduce voting in certain counties to get a win, too.

Mike1776

With the vicious anti-immigrant hysteria being constantly promoted by Republican propaganda, and typified by the criminal abuses perpetrated by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona,why would any sane hispanic American vote for the Republicans?? But then, why would ANY sane American vote for the Republicans??

carol

DO YOU REMEMBER JANUARY 3, 2007?

I?ve been saying this for years, but this probably explains it
better and more clearly. This is NOT a political message, but rather
a clarification to remind us all of the correct facts.

Remember that on October 9, 2007, 11 months before our ?economic
crisis? occurred (that was actually created), the Dow hit its highest
point ever, closing at 14,164.53 and reaching 14,198.10 intra-day
level 2 days later. Unemployment was steady at 4.7%. But things were
already being put in place to create the havoc
we?ve all been experiencing since then. And it all started, as this explains,
on January 3, 2007. --LFL

I'm sending this to each of you regardless of your party preferences
because I believe it is something you may not have considered.

This tells the story, why Bush was so ?bad? at the end of his term.

Don't just skim over this, it's not very long, read it slowly and let
it sink in. If in doubt, check it out!!!

The day the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was
actually January 3rd 2007, which was the day the Democrats took over
the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the
110th Congress.

The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the
first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy
that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this: January 3rd, 2007
was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress.

At the time:
The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH

Remember the day...
January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House
Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate
Banking Committee. The economic meltdown that happened 15 months
later was in what part of the economy? BANKING AND FINANCIAL
SERVICES!

Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping
5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie
Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in
2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.

And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie
Mac? OBAMA And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie? OBAMA
and the Democrat Congress.

So when someone tries to blame Bush. REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007....
THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!"

Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and
the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 &
2009 as well as 2010 & 2011.

In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused
them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough
on spending increases.

For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush
entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running
until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a
massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that
very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he
signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the
last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five
years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After
that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that
includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a
nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted
for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since
January 20th.

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