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Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:23 PM

Poll: Obama Tops 70 Percent Support Among Latinos, While Romney Falls To 20 Percent

Source: TPM

President Barack Obama has eclipsed 70 percent support among Latino voters nationwide in the latest installment of a weekly tracking survey conducted by Latino Decisions.

The poll, conducted Oct. 12-18 and released on Monday, shows Obama earning the support of 71 percent while Mitt Romney trails distantly with 20 percent. Those results represent a shift in opposite directions for both candidates since last week's poll. Obama has ticked up 4 points since the previous Latino Decisions poll, while Romney has seen a 3-point dip.

The poll also shows a high level of engagement among Latino voters crucial to an Obama campaign that is banking on a high voter turnout among its core supporters. Seventy-seven percent of Latino voters surveyed in Monday's poll said they talked with friends or family members about candidates or issues in the last few months.

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Reply Poll: Obama Tops 70 Percent Support Among Latinos, While Romney Falls To 20 Percent (Original post)
highplainsdem Oct 2012 OP
rtracey Oct 2012 #1
Arugula Latte Oct 2012 #13
wordpix Oct 2012 #2
Coyotl Oct 2012 #3
flamingdem Oct 2012 #7
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #11
demlion Oct 2012 #19
powergirl Oct 2012 #4
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #12
powergirl Oct 2012 #18
AllyCat Oct 2012 #5
flamingdem Oct 2012 #8
RandySF Oct 2012 #6
struggle4progress Oct 2012 #9
SoapBox Oct 2012 #10
DallasNE Oct 2012 #14
RoccoR5955 Oct 2012 #16
HooptieWagon Oct 2012 #17
Coyotl Oct 2012 #21
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2012 #23
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2012 #15
mojo2012 Oct 2012 #20
limousineliberal Oct 2012 #22

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:25 PM

1. Ummmm

What Latino, seriously now.... would support a Republican, besides Rubio, and others who are well off and in politics.

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Response to rtracey (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:28 PM

13. The main two groups I can think of:

-rabid anti-Castroites
-very conservative Catholics

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:27 PM

2. yay! Keep the good news coming! YAAAAYYYYY

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:28 PM

3. Latinos are under-represented in polling, so look to AZ and NV going to Obama

***** Official Pre-Debate Electoral College Predictions Thread *****
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251162857

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:59 PM

7. I agree, blowout if they get to the polls and seems like there is

lots of motivation this round

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:19 PM

11. It this margin holds up this map might not be too far off.

I still think Obama is not getting Indiana though and Arizona is a stretch even with the high Hispanic vote.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 04:55 PM

19. I would take FL, CO, NC, AZ, and MO off the map. I see a win for the Prez; not a blowout.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:33 PM

4. Didn't the Dark Lord, Karl Rove say that Romney needed

at least 40 percent of the Latino vote? Didn't Mitt agree to this? Hmmmmmmmm.

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Response to powergirl (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:21 PM

12. I believe G.W. got close to 40% in 2004 and barely won.

So this could be the ace in the hole for Obama this year.

On edit: Here is the report on Bush in 2004

http://www.pewhispanic.org/files/reports/48.pdf

Note also that new Hispanic voters might be underrepresented in likely voter models. Also Hispanic voters motivated to vote by immigration issues might not be showing up in the likely voter models as well. I truly believe that the Hispanic vote is going to provide some surprises in Obama's favor in Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Florida, and North Carolina. Not that he will necessarily win all of these states, but he will do better than expected and that could make the difference in several.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 04:50 PM

18. That is what I thought, Yellow canine!

Thank you for the information - so Romney only has 20%. He shouldn't have been so ugly about the Latinos.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:35 PM

5. Maybe they saw that video of Mormons dunking a Latino girl in a pool

to baptize dead people against their or their family's knowledge.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:00 PM

8. seriously?! that would be good to get out there n/t

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:59 PM

6. Might be lethal for Romney in NV and CO.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:04 PM

9. You Can Get It If You Really Want

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:19 PM

10. So RMoney...How's that "self deportation" work'n for ya?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 02:59 PM

14. Whites Over 55 Will Vote 70% Romney

They somehow think that turning Medicare into a voucher system will save Medicare and privatizing Social Security will save Social Security. Except that is not what whites over 55 are thinking at all. The dog whistle politics is extremely effective with this group. They are the ones that think Obama is not an American which translates into "put the white back in the Whitehouse". That is where this race is being decided -- on the basis of race with older Americans.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 03:41 PM

16. Not here

Whites over 55, of which I am one may not vote that way here in NY. Only a couple of the guys that I know are voting for Romney, and they aren't even sure that they will.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 04:19 PM

17. I doubt that.

Willard may get a majority of the over 55 white vote, but I don't think it will be near 70%. IMO, probably less than 60%.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 05:32 PM

21. Maybe on the planet Romney will be the God of

but not on the real Earth

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 08:58 PM

23. I'm a 55 year old white guy who's voting for Obama

I don't want R&R's voucher care.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 03:22 PM

15. But Republicans love Latinos

So long as they work for sub-minimum wage.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 04:58 PM

20. Any known status

Anyone know how successful Latino leaders and community leaders are in convincing them to vote?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 08:57 PM

22. Hmmmm

 

And there is a poll averaged on RCP that says Obama is winning latinos by only 6 percent. LOLOLOL!

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