Why should today’s presidential candidates concern themselves with Hispanic voters? It’s the fastest-growing ethnic group for a generation. We’re talking about a lot of votes.
A U-S-A Today/Gallup Poll of more than 17-hundred Hispanic adults … more than a thousand of them, registered voters … showed a clear preference among the voters. President Obama leads Mitt Romney in this group by a margin of 66% to 25%. Obama’s recent block of deportation of 800,000 undocumented young Latinos brought to the U-S as children surely helps him among the segment surveyed.
Obviously, immigration is not a huge issue in the election for most Americans, but it’s important to that one growing segment of voters. Immigration is also an issue the president has pretty much ignored until now, when the issue can help him at the polls.
There may not be much Romney can do about it. The survey shows many Hispanics see the former Massachusetts governor as just another rich white guy.