Hispanics behind Obama on Policy, but Still Undecided
A recent poll says that Hispanics are in favor of President Barack Obama on policy over those of Mitt Romney his Republican rival. The difference is large but many in the voter group that is quickly growing are still not decided on all the issues with just over six months left before the election for the presidency in November.
For the most part, Hispanics feel the Democrats better serve the needs of the majority of Americans over the Republican Party. That opinion does not bode well for Romney and his fellow Republicans who are running for congressional and state legislative positions.
In seven of eight different issues that were polled, Hispanics backed Obama much more than Romney. Issues such as social security to immigration were where Obama was ahead by a large majority. He and Romney were tied in one area, the economy, in the poll of Hispanic voters.
Over 1/3 of the Hispanics polled said Obama has a better, approach, plan or policy on immigration. Only 14% were in favor of Romney, who received criticism from the group for suggesting a self-deport should take place by illegal immigrants.
The economy in the U.S. was the only issue where the two candidates were similar in the minds of Hispanic voters. However, the survey, done online, found that a number of Hispanics are still not decided and are giving the Republicans an opportunity to convince them to vote for them. Hispanics currently represent 17% of the population in the U.S.