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June 18, 2012

Obama immigration policy a hit among Latino voters in key states

President Barack Obama's Friday directive to stop deportations of certain young undocumented immigrants is a hit in the Latino community, a new poll has found.

A survey in five swing states by by Latino Decisions and America's Voice found Latino voters very enthusiastic about the policy--a contrast to previous attitudes about the president.

“Prior to June 14, 2012, many immigration reform advocates had stated that the record high levels of deportations of immigrants under the Obama administration was causing some Latinos to grow weary about the Obama re-election campaign," according to a poll analysis.

A poll earlier this year found 53 percent of Latino voters less enthusiastic about the president in 2012 than three years ago, while 30 percent were more excited.

"The announcement on June 14 appears to have clearly erased Obama’s enthusiasm deficit among Latinos," the poll analsysis found.

This time, 49 percent of Latino voters said the new policy would make them more enthusiastic about Obama, compared to 14 percent who were less enthusiastic.

The survey also tried to gauge enthusiasm for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who said Friday the Obama policy should be part of a longer-term plan considered by Congress.

Latino voters in the five swing states were not enthusiastic--20 percent said Romney's statements about immigration policy made them more enthusiastic,but 59 percent said the statements made them less enthusiastic.

The poll surveyed 775 Latino registered from June 12 to 16. in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Virginia. Overall margin of error is 3.5 percentage points.


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lets see, deport millions then cut a few thousands some slack (Obama), or do nothing about immigration all the while spewing hateful rhetoric against illegals (Repubs)...as much as Obama's action are an undisguised ploy for votes, he really did more than any republican to help you minutemen see your dream of an America without illegals...even with his recent actions


Shocking news, like we all did not know that already and we also know that's why he did it, for the votes.

Alfredo Lozano

A policy change like this one is obviously going to have an impact in an election year. It's important to remember that this is only a short term fix. The immigration issue continues to divide many citizens.


Rubio/Boehner/Romney met and had a plan for immigrants and shared it with Evangelical Leaders as all agreed it would help Mitt get votes. Monday when Congress got back it was going to be announced. Out comes President Obama with his executive order to save the immigrant students. If Obama had just waited a few days Mitt could have got the Latino vote. Now Rubio is left to have nothing for his Latino supporters but what Mitt said let it be so hard on them they leave the USA.

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