U.S. President Barack Obama talks at the Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum in Oskaloosa, Iowa (Photo : Reuters)
In an appeal to the Latino market, the Romney campaign has launched a "We no longer can!" attack ad against Obama, blaming him for "more than 10% unemployment rate" and "two million more Hispanics in Poverty." Despite these efforts, Obama's approach to immigration reform seems to have retained his sizable popularity advantage among the Latino community.
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According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ)/NBC News Poll, Hispanic support for Obama's immigration policy approached 90%, with seven in ten Americans also voicing encouragement for the reforms. In conjunction with this study, the WSJ and NBC worked with Telemundo in supplementary poll that found support for Obama to be at an astounding 66% as opposed to Romney's 26%. Obama's number is 6% from last month.
Obama for America responded by accusing the Romney campaign of misleading Hispanic voters. Gabriella Domenzain, the National Director of Hispanic Media for Obama of America, stated that "[The Romney-Ryan] plan would disproportionately hurt Hispanic families."
Domenzain continued to assert that a Romney-Ryan presidency "would cut social programs that Hispanics depend on in order to cut taxes for the very rich and promote the same economic policies that led our economy to the brink of collapse, the President has turned our economy from losing 750,000 jobs a month when he took office, to creating 4.5 million private sector jobs over the past 29 months."
Romney Ad Targeted at Latinos
Obama Ad Targeted at Latinos