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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

POLL: Latino Voters Are Highly Engaged, Overwhelmingly Back Obama

According to the latest impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll, Latino voters are highly engaged in the 2012 election — and they overwhelmingly support President Barack Obama’s re-election.

The poll shows that 84 percent of respondents said that they are certain to vote on Election Day, and 56 percent said that they are very enthusiastic about voting. That number is up 5 percent from last week’s 51 percent figure.

Furthermore, 45 percent said that they have actively tried to persuade friends or family on their election decision — which, Latino Decisions notes, means that “on this measure Latinos are as engaged in 2012 as all voters were in 2008.”

President Obama stands to gain significantly from this high level of enthusiasm. The poll indicates that Latino voters favor Obama over Romney by an overwhelming 71 to 20 percent margin, up from 71 to 23 percent last week. This is not terribly surprising; Romney has struggled to attract Latino support throughout the campaign, in large part due to the extreme positions that he took on immigration during the Republican primaries.

“This week’s survey indicates that Latino voters are one of the most highly engaged groups in the election,” impreMedia CEO Monica Lozano said in a statement. “This has implications for both candidates, but is an especially positive force for President Obama, who is still highly favored by Latinos.”

If Latino voters are as engaged as this poll suggests, then it calls the results of several high-profile polls into question. As Latino Decisions notes, “if they are not accurately polling and counting Latino voters, which will comprise 10% of all voters, they may be overstating Romney’s numbers by 2 or 3 points.”

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  • bcarreiro

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

  • Mimi2kool

    Leave it to Mitt to alienate large numbers of potential voters. He suffers from Open Mouth, Insert Foot Syndrome. That bad spray tan before speaking to a Latino group probably did not help much, nor his remarks at that infamous fundraiser where he spoke about what an advantage it would be for him to be Hispanic.

  • foolsdance

    Every person who is not an upper class white male should be highly engaged in this election – the GOP is unabashedly misogynistic, homophobic and racist. I don’t know how a woman, homosexual, or person of color could possibly vote for Romney.

    • totenkatz

      Talk about a perfect example of a racist, homophobic and misogynistic statement. The intolerance towards, women, homosexuals and/or people of color who do support either the GOP or a Republican candidate shown here is amazing. You just called them all a racist, homophobe and/or misogynistic including all rich white men. Plus you don’t want rich white liberal men to be engaged in this election. You can bet your bottom dollar President Obama does and he wants their monetary support as well.

      • foolsdance

        ummm… what? I said the GOP – which is a political party, not a person, all those things. Oh, I forgot, you guys think corporations are people too. just like a mitt wit to try and spin someone else’s words.

        • totenkatz

          A political party is made up of people not robots or just office equipment. What you say about a political party is about the people in that party. That’s like calling a police force a bunch of racists but not meaning the police who make up the police force. Of course corporations are people what do you think they are some mindless entity? When Enron collapsed who got hurt…people!

          • ProfitOverLife

            Not the GOP. Not anymore. It is fully corporate owned now. Bought and paid for. And every candidate is being openly blackmailed into acting not on their principles but on pledges made before the money came in.

          • totenkatz

            Okay so then you will have to agree the Dems are owned by big labor/unions; bought and paid for. Every Democratic candidate is being openly blackmailed into acting not on their principles but on pledges made before the union money comes in.

          • ProfitOverLife

            LOL if I was no smarter than a conservative, I’d actually think you were serious, in trying to make that comparison.

            Any idiot with 4th grade reading ability and an internet connection can go and find out that only a few percent of business are unionized, the money involved is a small fraction of the money at the disposal of corporations, and that unions are for and made up of PEOPLE whereas corporations are for PROFIT and MONEY and made up of DOCUMENTS ON LEGAL SIZE PAPER.

            I wonder why you were incapable of knowing these things? Oh that’s right. Conservative. Probably educated in a red state school system? Sad. Vicious economic cycle there in them red states, over the past 60 years, I see (poverty, stupidity, GOP scamming you, lather, rinse, repeat…)

          • totenkatz

            If you can’t support your position with facts just belittle the other person, be condescending and call them names. If you would have looked at my other post on this blog you would have seen I was raised and schooled in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. Tamaqua is very near Scranton PA where the Vice President is from. My parents where Democrats most of their adult lives and my father a union member all his working days, except when he was busy fighting the Japanese in WWII, and I was a union member myself until I joined the military in 1977. So I do have some knowledge and understanding of unions and my entire primary and secondary schooling was before President Carter created the Department of Education out of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Corporations are made up of people, i.e. General Motors Corporation, and union members are on the board of GM. In an article by Josh Mitchell for the WSJ in September 2010, he wrote, General Motors Co. has begun to once again contribute to political campaigns, lifting a self-imposed ban on political spending put in place during the auto maker’s U.S.-financed bankruptcy restructuring last year. The Detroit company gave $90,500 to candidates running in the current election cycle, Federal Election Commission records show. The beneficiaries include Midwestern lawmakers, mostly Democrats, who have traditionally supported the industry’s legislative agenda on Capitol Hill, including Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) and Rep. John Dingell (D., Mich.). GM spokesman Greg Martin said the company stopped making political contributions in spring 2009 to focus on its taxpayer-financed bankruptcy reorganization. “As we’ve emerged as a new company, we’re not going to sit on the sidelines as our competitors and other industries who have PACs are participating in the political process,” Mr. Martin said. He called GM’s political action committee is “an effective means for our employees to pool their resources and have their collective voice heard.” Mr. Martin added that the company has supported members of both parties who “approach issues thoughtfully” and “support a strong auto industry.” Not to be condescending but it looks like corporations also give to Democrats running for office.

          • ProfitOverLife

            Lol okay let me get this straight: your claim is that democrats are owned by unions, and your proof is that CORPORATIONS are contributing to Dems to further their CORPORATE agenda? LOL wow. Just wow. Nice try though!

            PA schools clearly SUCK.

      • Sand_Cat

        Don’t join the trolls in calling anyone who points out the truth about today’s Republican party “racist.” He may have exagerated, but not by much. Your note sounds too much like typical right-wing projection.

        • so true!

        • totenkatz

          You use the same name calling and stereotyping that was used against women and minorities for years and you think its okay now because it’s use against people who are members of the GOP or conservative. This has nothing to do with political party but treating people fairly and with common decency even if they don’t believe or support the same position(s) you do. This is like saying all Democrats hate God and are godless fools because they booed when God was included in the Democratic Platform. I’m sure a lot of Democrats, including President Obama, Vice President Biden and Nancy Pelosi are religious people, but just because some people at the Democratic Convention booed the use of God I’m not going to condemn or imply all Democrats as godless fools.

      • It’s amazing how the gop turn things around. They blame the dems for the very thing their doing!

        • hey do it all the time and on just about every issue. The original included a bit of hyperbole, but considering the remarks made by people like Todd Akin, Bachman, Smith and other Tea Party members I think it is fair to say that the opinions of some Republicans are influenced by prejudices that have no place in a society such as ours. Obviously, that is not true for all republicans or even most Republicans. I have close relatives and friends who are Republicans and whose opinions are influenced simply by a difference of opinion on how to solve our socio-economic problems.

      • OHHH tater tot…when wil you learn. LOL you have no traction here.

        BTW Foolsdance nice pic you look fabulous in blue. Oh and your opinions are cool too, and you are an excellent speller. Come back more often

        • totenkatz

          I don’t care about having traction here. I believe it’s good to read what others think on a subject, whether I agree with them or not. I also believe in civil discourse.

    • I’m an upper middle class white guy. I’m highly engaged with the race. And I’m voting for Obama.

  • Jim Lou

    The 2nd debate was very telling. Mitt changed his position from his previous statements on immigration.

    Will the real Mitt please stand up.

    Forget about it. I don’t think I want to know the real Mitt. He is just a chameleon.

    • Sand_Cat

      How dare you insult chameleons, a fascinating and throughly respectable group of reptiles!!!

  • totenkatz

    It will be interesting what the exit polls show on November 6th on how Latinos voted based on their age, sex, income and if immigration reform was their number one priority for supporting the candidate they voted for.

    • Budjob

      At this point in time I am firmly convinced that the Republicans could run Charles Manson,and still be running neck and neck with the black guy!Don’t be fooled folks,IT IS THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN!!!!

  • Boehner and Romney are soul brothers. Romney has twin brother in Mexico. He shows up once in awhile.

  • fastfootedd

    The 2nd debate – how about the third? –
    My God the man will say anything in order to get elected even if that means changing his policy day to day. How can anyone trust a man with his character? The man simply has NO CHARACTER.

    I’m moving to another country should the Mitt and Ryan Monster manage to get into the Oval Office – We don’t want to be associated with the embarrassing fact that the citizens of our USA would even consider much less select him and his boy Ryan to lead our country.

    It was bad enough when Bush stole the election and drove us into bankruptcy. We cannot afford another clown. All indications show that we are heading in the right direction – why change that? People are conditioned for rapid change these days – and exhibit zero patients, we shouldn’t expect instant fixes especially when it comes to our current state. Just imagine what strides we would have made had the Republican Party not been focused on “Making Obama a One Term President”. They did absolutely nothing to help our situation and yet we did climb out of the cavern that we were left in by the Republican Party.

    It took 8 years under Bush to get us into this mess; we should allow President Obama 8 years to dig us out. He deserves another term. He knows and understands Foreign Policies were as the other two can probably declare that they can see Russia from their homes – Mitt from all 12 of his. The so called Governor of Mass. where his approval rating was 22% should serve to show people that he is not an acceptable choice. He’s a fake and would be a puppet for his billionaire backers who have an agenda of increase their wealth all for power, while destroying American from Middle down. They Flat out tell us what they are up to and yet many of my countrymen/women will actually vote for them – WHY? It truly is embarrassing and worse eventual destruction of American as we once knew it.

  • jarheadgene

    And his dad was born in MEXICO…..ahhhhhh the Irony of it all. I know of at LEAST one hispanic, whose vote cannot be bought, whose family has served this country in every war since WWI, who cringes when he hears a redneck cry for “true Americans” with the presumtions that means only european descendants who crossed Oceans to get here versus his own family who was here when this land was called Mexico——-THIS GUY !!!!!!

  • Everyone isnt brainwashed by the gop brainwashing machine!

  • I am an affuent old white male who is highly engaged to vote for President Barack Obama becasue I have a strong sense of fair play. The vast majority of my peers are beyond salvation and we can not appeal to them for help because most are highly racist even those who attempt to hid it or spoken out publicly. I avoid speaking to them unless I am able to determine that they are of like minded with me. They are mostly angry and blame that black man for all of their problems. No amount of arguments can dissuade them from their views. If they make a statment and you rebute their argument they just create another argument in a never ending loop. This election is all about getting your base out because everyone’s position is set in cement.
    An interesting argument was made by Mitt Romney in last nights debate that I heard on the radio. Mitt Romney said that his plan will take 8 to 10 years to implement but that we should fire the President since he has not been able to correct the Republican collapse of 2008 within 4 years.
    I guess they expect the black man to work faster and better than the white man.

  • The issue is that, given the comprehensive effort by Repulbicans to disenfranchise Latino voters, the pollsters dare not count them in case those efforts prevent them from counting at the voting booths.

  • bsweezy

    What the Republicans did in the primary and that the party supported the AZ papers please law…Republican’s are on course to lose Latino’s for an entire generation….Just like the Democrat’s lost the support of the south with the Jim crow thing.