Obama Leads Romney by 34 points with Hispanics
A recent Telemundo poll showed that President Obama has a 34-point lead over presumptive Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney amongst Hispanic voters. Obama has started to campaign hard for the Hispanic vote knowing how important that voting bloc is in key states around the country.
In just the past month and a half, Obama has spent over $1 million in television and radio ads in Spanish speaking stations. Romney has not spent more than $15,000 on the same type advertising.
There are only a little over five months remaining before the election and Romney has a great deal of time to win over Hispanic voters and will have the super PACs helping him in a Spanish language media blitz. He has also been promised by the Republican National Committee an unprecedented outreach to Hispanic voters is six key states including Florida, Nevada, Colorado, North Carolina, Virginia and New Mexico.
A strategist for Romney said they were just beginning their push for the Hispanic vote. Amongst Hispanics, the economy is the top issue. Romney, with his vast experience in business, hopes to reach Hispanic voters, who might have suffered from the downturn in the economy disproportionately, with his idea of creating new jobs.
A big difference between the Romney and Obama campaign is that Obama argues that the harsh stance that his opponent took regarding illegal immigration during the Republican primaries will hurt any of his attempts of Hispanic outreach.
Romney spoke of a self-deportation during the primaries. However, since he became the certain Republican nominee, he has not spoken much about immigration.