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June 22, 2012

Obama far ahead of Romney among Hispanics in key states

As President Barack Obama prepares to address a convention of Latino elected and appointed officials in Florida Friday, a new poll shows him far ahead of Republican Mitt Romney among Hispanics in five key swing states.

Hispanics are expected to comprise about 9 percent of the vote this year, and could be particularly crucial in swing states.

Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, addressed the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Offices at their conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday and was met with polite but lackluster applause. Obama is expected to get a far warmer reception.

Latino Decisions pollsters surveyed 400 Hispanics each in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Virginia.

In Florida, Obama led Romney, 53-37 percent. He had a 74-18 margin in Arizona, and was up 70-22 in Colorado.

Nevada Hispanics preferred Obama, 69-20 percent, while Virginia Latinos gave him a 59-28 percent edge. Registered voters were surveyed between June 12 and 21. Each state sample has a margin of error of 4.9 percentage points.



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These Mexicans will regret it if they vote for this Pile of Donkey Dung Barrack Obama again because he will do the same thing he did with his last promises. Why anyone believes that the Democratic party stands for Democracy I will never understand because it is the Democrats that want to pass Socialism and it is the Democrats that want to hand over the United States to the United Nations to rule. Barrack Obama and John Kerry are pushing to have the Law of the Seas passed and that will take away any freedoms for anyone around the world. We will all be ruled by a Dictator and Obama wants that Job more than he wants his wife.

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