Romney Gains with Hispanics
4:28 PM, Oct 1, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Mitt Romney is gaining with Hispanic voters, according to a new poll.
"This week’s impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll found slight gains for presidential candidate Mitt Romney in battleground states with 33% certain to or thinking about voting for him," Latino Decisions reports.
But though 33 percent is a weak showing, the number looks a lot better when compared to those of just a month ago.
"Just before the beginning of the Republican National Convention in Tampa presidential candidate Mitt Romney continues to overwhelmingly lose the Latino vote and has low levels of favorability among the majority of the Latino electorate. The first weekly tracking poll of Latino registered voters by Latino Decisions and impreMedia reveals that 65% would vote to re-elect President Barack Obama and 26% would prefer the Republican alternative offered by Romney," Latino Decisions reported on August 27.
But while the two polls show Romney gaining over the course of a month, the numbers are still over all better for Obama.
"Fifty-one percent of Latino voters in ten battleground states said they trust Obama and the Democrats more to make the right decisions and improve economic conditions, compared to 27% for Romney and Republicans. When combined with voters in non-battleground states, the numbers jumped to 72% and 20% respectively, a significant increase from 4 weeks ago when overall 59% said they trusted Obama and Democrats more versus 30% for Romney and Republicans to fix the economy," Latino Decisions reports on the new poll.
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