The conventions did not spark Latino voter enthusiasm, here’s why it matters
President Obama retains a wide lead among Latino voters over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, but lingering questions remain about how many will show up to vote on Election Day.
Obama leads Romney 66-29 percent among Latino registered voters nationwide in a weekly tracking poll conducted by Latino Decisions for impreMedia. That mirrors the percentage split that we’ve seen among Latinos since 2011„ though Romney has received a slight bump in support following the Republican National Convention.
When factored into Univision’s 10-month long average of Latino surveys, Obama’s lead is 66 percent to 22.4 percent. Three and a half weeks ago, the average stood at 66.4 to 23.4 percent.
Obama’s lead over Romney appears strong following the conventions, in which both parties put on nationally-televised displays (that included a lot of Spanish) aimed at Latino voters. While the president’s 72 percent favorability rating remains virtually unchanged from three weeks ago, Romney’s approval rating is under water at 27 percent and over half view him unfavorably.
Negative perceptions of the Republican Party have decreased in part thanks to its effort to feature prominent Latino leaders at their convention in Tampa, including Marco Rubio and Susana Martinez. Forty-seven percent of Latino voters say that the GOP doesn’t care about them compared to 56 percent three weeks ago.
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