In the second release of impreMedia-Latino Decisions’ 11-week tracking poll it was revealed that Latino voters’ support of Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney is increasing.
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney appears to have gained some traction among Latino voters according to this week’s impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll. Even though Barack Obama maintains a commanding lead with 64 percent support among Latino registered voters, Mitt Romney’s grew to 30 percent, his highest level yet.
When asked about the prominent roles that Senator Marco Rubio and Governor Susana Martinez played at the Republican National Convention, 39 percent of Latino voters who consider themselves independent stated it made a positive impression on them.
“This was the first bit of good news for the Republican candidate and his party”, observed Latino Decisions pollster, Gary Segura. “This poll shows that Latinos are paying attention, but this is not a slam dunk. The fact that Romney still trails with only 30 percent of the vote should be somewhat disappointing.”
Jobs and the economy continue to be the most important issue for Latinos. But despite Romney’s consistent efforts to negatively cast the President’s handling of the economy, Latinos continue to trust Obama and the Democratic Party to improve economic conditions more so than the Republicans by 59 percent to 30 percent.
The weekly tracking poll is part of impreMedia’s commitment to provide unique insights and superior coverage of the upcoming 2012 presidential elections. “We understand how critical the Latino vote will be in determining the outcome of this election and we will be reporting on the important issues, preferences and concerns of this growing constituent,” stated Monica Lozano CEO of impreMedia.