Romney Struggles with Hispanic Voters in Nevada and Florida
Two polls just released show that Mitt Romney the Republican presidential nominee is struggling to gain support amongst Hispanic voters in two very crucial battleground states.
President Barack Obama leads in Nevada 78% to 17% amongst the Hispanic voters, according to Latino Decisions’ latest survey. Latino Decisions is a political opinion firm that specializes in research. Breaking down the number in Nevada, it shows that 69% of the voters said they are completely sure they will support President Obama, while the other 9% said they were leaning towards voting for the president.
On Romney’s side, 15% said they are definitely voting for the former governor of Massachusetts, while two percent said they were leaning towards the GOP candidate.
In Florida, the race is tighter than Nevada. The Cuban-American population in south Florida, who are generally right-leaning, make up a large section of the Hispanic vote, unlike in Nevada. The Hispanic population in Nevada is made up primarily of Mexican-Americans that tend to lean more left.
In Florida, 61% of the Hispanic voters said they back President Obama, of that 61% over 56% said they were certain they would vote for Obama. Backing Romney are 31% of the Hispanic voters, with 27% of the 31% saying they were 100% convinced they would vote for Romney.
Both of the latest polls showed that the big issue for Hispanics is the economy, but immigration was a close second. The results also showed that the issue of immigration is personal for a number of the Hispanic voters. Sixty-nine percent of those surveyed in Nevada and 49% of those surveyed in Florida said they know an undocumented individual.