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Monday October 8, 2012

Latino Decisions Poll:  Republicans Fail to Improve Standings Amongst Latino Voters

Latino Decisions Poll:  Republicans Fail to Improve Standings Amongst Latino Voters

Photo: Latino Decision Poll: Obama Still Leading Latino Vote

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The latest impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll released today revealed a continued trend in support for President Obama, and increased dissatisfaction with Republican outreach towards Latino voters, with a possible opening for Romney on his education plan.

Click here for full week 7 results.

Overall, seventy-two percent of Latino voters said that if the election were held today they will vote for Barack Obama, compared to just 20% for Romney. When asked who was to blame for lack of progress in the economic recovery, an overwhelming majority (60%) blamed partisan gridlock in Congress while only 15% named Obama and 14% blamed Republicans.  In evaluating Congress, 55% of Latinos had a favorable view of Democrats in Congress and 24% had a favorable view of Republicans in Congress. The seventh wave of the tracking poll was in the field September 28-October 4.

In terms of 2012 vote for the House of Representatives, support for congressional Democrats stayed steady, with 68% of respondents saying they are planning to vote Democrat in the upcoming election, compared to 18% planning to vote Republican.

After months of an intense campaign, the Republican Party has not been able to move the dial on how Latinos perceive outreach towards the community, while Democrats continue to be on the rise.

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