Poll: Latinos Championing For Obama

According to the Latino Decisions Poll Obama is taking the lead with Latino voters.

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    When it comes to the Latino vote, the national "Latino Decisions" poll shows President Obama taking a huge lead over Mitt Romney.

    According to the poll support for Obama has climbed to 70 percent versus Romney with 22 percent.
    Longtime Republican Raoul Lowery Contreras says the poll is a false assumption on the Latino vote since it's based on registered voters.

    He says the poll should be based on "likely" voters instead.

    Poll: Latinos Championing For Obama

    [DGO] Poll: Latinos Championing For Obama
    When it comes to the Latino vote, the national "Latino Decisions" poll shows President Obama taking a huge lead over Mitt Romney. NBC 7 reporter Diana Guevara talked to Raoul Lowery Contreras from Cafe Con Leche Republicans and Jose Preciado of the Chula Vista Democratic Party about the issues in the 2012 election.

    “Lets say they didn’t vote in 2008. They’re not going to vote today unless they are brand new and they are voting for the first time,“ said Contreras, a former columnist.

    Jose Preciado, President of the Chula Vista Democratic Party believes there is some truth to the poll.

    He says Obama's popularity grew after deciding last month to grant legal status to thousands of undocumented immigrants who meet certain provisions.

    Meanwhile, Romney has not said what his immigration plan will be.

    “We have found Obama to be a supporter, somebody who’s thinking about our community as he creates policy, “Said Preciado.

    But Contreras insists Latinos in San Diego have proven to be conservative at the polls.

    He also says history proves that any republican that gets 35 percent of the Latino vote, will win.

    "Obama does not care about immigration reform, he does not care about Hispanics, none of his closest advisers, not a single one is Hispanic,” Contreras explained.
     
    Still, Preciado says Latinos ultimately want someone they can relate to, adding, “there is no relationship between the experience that Romney has right now with his extraordinary wealth and the typical Latino experience.”

    According to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, 23.5 million Latino citizens are eligible to vote.

    Roughly 14 million are estimated to register, while 12.2 million are expected to cast ballots.


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