Poll: Obama leads Romney by 45 points among Latinos
Washington, DC, United States (4E) – A new poll shows that Hispanic voters strongly support President Barack Obama over Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
Amid signs that the race has tightened among the broader electorate, data out from NBC/WSJ/Telemundo poll released on Monday found that the president leads his GOP rival by 45 points among Latinos.
Obama enjoys a commanding 70 per cent to 25 per cent advantage over Romney among likely Latino voters, according to the poll. This is a slight improvement for Romney who trailed the president 70 to 25 per cent a month ago. The president is also ahead 69-23 per cent among registered voters.
A separate weekly tracking poll by political opinion research firm Latino Decisions (LD) and impreMedia of registered Latino voters found that President Obama is in the lead, 70-21.
Obama also has high approval rating among registered voters on the economy, 63 per cent, although this is slightly lower than last month’s 68 per cent. The poll also shows that the percentage of Latino voters that approve of how the president does his job is 66 per cent while it is 77 per cent in the LD survey.
The debates have very little impact with Latinos as shown in the survey gathered after the second presidential debate. Results show that 48 per cent said they would likely vote for Obama, 14 per cent said they would likely choose Romney while 35 percent said the debates made no difference.