Obama Leads Among Latinos, Can Spanish Ad Save Romney?
By Politic 365 on July 20, 2012
A poll released Wednesday shows that 70% of Latinos support President Obama, compared with only 20% who support Republican contender Mitt Romney. But just this week Romney released the TV ad below, in which his son Craig speaks (in Spanish) about his grandfather's immigration from Mexico where the family lived in a colony of Mormon expatriates. But as Adriana Maestas writes on Politic 365, even with talk about a "bipartisan solution" for immigration, Romney will still have a tough job winning Latino voters:
During the primary, Mitt Romney called Arizona’s SB 1070 a “model” for the nation, indicated that he would veto the once bi-partisan DREAM Act, and suggested that undocumented people “self-deport.” Most recently, he has indicated that he would support a “military DREAM Act” for young immigrants who go into the armed services.
This new ad comes out the same day that a Latino Decisions poll was released showing overwhelming support for the President. According to Latino Decisions, Obama is winning 70 percent of the Latino vote compared to 22 percent for Mitt Romney. Furthermore, in key battleground states, Latino voters heavily back the President 71 percent to 21 percent.