President Obama holds a 34-point lead over GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney among registered Latino voters, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll of Latino respondents. Despite broken immigration promises and a record number of deportations Latinos continue to support the President.
In this survey, Obama holds a 34-point lead over Romney among registered Latino voters, 61 to 27 percent. In 2008, according to the exit polls, Obama defeated McCain among this key voting bloc, 67 to 31 percent.
In addition, Obama’s approval rating among all Latino adults stands at 61 percent (compared with 48 percent of all Americans in the new NBC/WSJ poll), and approval of his handling of the economy is at 54 percent (versus 43 percent overall).
Meanwhile, Romney is struggling with Latinos, the poll shows. Just 26 percent view him positively, while 35 percent see him in a negative light. By comparison, Obama’s positive/negative score among Latinos is 58/23 percent.
The NBC/WSJ/Telemundo survey – an oversample from the just-released NBC/WSJ poll – was conducted May 16-21 of 300 adults who identified themselves as coming from a Latino or Spanish-speaking background. That sample includes 119 interviews that were conducted in Spanish.