A new poll from Latino Decision shows the President now beating Governor Romney by almost 50 points (70-22) in this key demographic. That's a five point improvement just over the past month which is an indication that Romney and the Republicans' response to the DREAM Act deferred action policy and the Supreme Court's decision ruling against most of the Arizona SB1070 law are not going over well. The President has never hit 70% before in the Latino Decisions poll.
From Latino Decisions:
Obama maintains a substantial lead over Romney within nearly all segments of the Latino electorate. Among foreign-born, naturalized citizens Obama leads 72% to 19% and among U.S.-born Latinos he leads 69% to 25%. Similarly, Obama polls ahead of Romney by a large margin, 76% to 15% among Spanish dominant Latinos, and also has a healthy lead of 66% to 28% from English dominant. Two concerns for Romney may be that 13% of self-identified Latino Republicans say they will cross-over and vote for Obama and 60% of Independents plan to vote for Obama. In contrast only 2% of Democrats say they plan to vote for Romney.
The pollsters also remind people that they should be cautious about viewing the results of general polls that report Latino preferences because of very small sample sizes. The poll here included 504 respondents.
Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at email@example.com.