President Barack Obama shows high numbers in the latest national survey of likely Latino voters.
The poll shows our current Commander-in-Chief retaining a big lead over rival Mitt Romney in the key voting demographic, matching the level of support he received from Latinos in 2008. The poll also showed a majority of Latinos said the economy was a more important issue than immigration, and indicated enthusiasm among Latinos is lower than it is among non-Latino whites.
Obama enjoys the backing of 70% of likely Latino voters, according to the CNN/ORC International survey, slightly higher than the 67% of Latinos who voted for him in 2008. Republican nominee John McCain garnered 31% of the 2008 Latino vote. In 2004, 53% of Latinos went for the Democratic nominee John Kerry over the 44% who went for President George W. Bush, according to national exit polls.
This marks the first time Obama has exceeded 70% in the six weeks that Latino Decisions has conducted its tracking surveys. This week's installment also shows that more than 70% of Latino voters trust Obama over Romney on issues related to the economy, women, the Middle East and Latin America.
Bet you all cannot wait until the debates air on TV tomorrow, no?!
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