Obama Well In Front of Romney among Hispanics in Florida
Even though President Barack Obama did not do himself any favors by having a disastrous first debate on Wednesday, he still is well ahead in Florida amongst Hispanic voters. A new poll shows that in Florida the President hold a huge lead thanks to his July executive order that halted the deportations for some of the children brought to the U.S. by their parents who are undocumented immigrants.
The poll shows that Obama now leads by 30% over Romney amongst the Hispanic voters in the Sunshine State. The poll sampled 400 Hispanic voters about the presidential race and immigration issues. The survey said that 61% would vote for Obama and only 31% said they supported Romney. The response was surprising due to the large population of Cuban-Americans in south Florida that traditionally have supported the GOP.
One of the biggest reasons Obama’s popularity has increased in Florida was his decision to halt the deportations. When asked about his decision, 53% of the voters said it made them even more supportive of the president.
One the other side, Romney has been hurt by the support he gave to the harsh immigration law in Arizona. In Florida, more than 57% of those surveyed said Romney’s support of Arizona made them even more likely not to vote for him.
The group who performed the survey, America’s Voice, leans to the left and supports complete immigration reform so their numbers could be a skewed somewhat. However, the results are in line with other surveys performed amongst Hispanics in Florida.