A PROGRESSIVE VOICE FROM THE LLANO ESTACADO

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hispanic Support Firmly Behind Obama

The debates may have moved some white voters in the upcoming election, but it did nothing to dim the support among Hispanics for President Obama. They are still solidly supporting his re-election. That is what a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo Poll shows. Here are the results from the poll (taken completely after the first two debates):

Likely Hispanic Voters
Obama...............70%
Romney...............25%
(Obama +45)

Registered Hispanic Voters
Obama...............69%
Romney...............23%
(Obama +46)

Willard Mitt Romney has not made any inroads in the Hispanic vote, and it still looks like he will do much worse among this demographic group than did John McCain in 2008 (who got nearly a third of the Hispanic vote). In fact, Willard may actually be doing worse than he was a month ago, because enthusiasm among Hispanics concerning the upcoming election has increased in the last month, and the poll shows that 84% say they will definitely vote (and another 6% say they will probably vote).

And the support goes beyond President Obama to the Democratic Party in general, with similar numbers. About 65% say they want to have a Democratically-controlled Congress, while only 23% would like to see a Republica-controlled Congress.

It seems that Willard and his party have turned off Hispanic voters with their anti-minority, anti-immigrant, and anti-Dream Act policies. Here are the favorability numbers:

President Obama
positive...............69%
negative...............19%

Mitt Romney
positive...............26%
negative...............57%

Joe Biden
positive...............50%
negative...............22%

Paul Ryan
positive...............23%
negative...............43%

Democratic Party
positive...............63%
negative...............17%

Republican Party
positive...............22%
negative...............52%

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