Poll: Obama Leads Among Florida Hispanics 61-31

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Obama may not have done his reelection campaign any favors by pulling a Dan Carpenter-vs-the-Jets level chokejob in Wednesday's debate. But it's increasingly clear that, at least in Florida, the president has gotten a huge boost from his executive order in July halting deportations for some children of illegal immigrants.

A new poll finds that Obama has opened a massive thirty point lead among Florida's Hispanics.

The survey, released last night by Latino Decisions and America's Voice, sampled 400 registered Latino voters in the Sunshine State about the presidential race and a host of immigration issues.

Sixty-one percent of the voters said they'd vote for Obama, with just 31 percent backing Romney; that's a huge split in Florida, especially considering the traditionally GOP Cuban-American base in Miami.

There's no mystery about why the president has opened up such a wide margin among Florida's Hispanics.

Asked how they felt about the Obama's decision to circumvent Congress -- which has failed to pass the DREAM Act -- to stop some deportations for young children of immigrants, 53 percent said the move made them more enthusiastic about voting for the president.

Romney, on the flip side, has been burned by his support for Arizona's harsh immigration crackdown. In Florida, 57 percent of those polled said it made them less likely to support the challenger.

Worth noting: America's Voice is a left-leaning group that supports immigration reform, so, as always, take a grain of salt with their findings. Still, their results echo other surveys among Florida Hispanics -- and really, it makes sense that Obama's moderate approach to reform appeals better than Romney's base-pandering on Arizona's intolerance.

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Brittanicus
Brittanicus

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regularguy40
regularguy40

@WaterWynd @dunnclan do they known today's DOL #Jobs report shows hispanic unemployment is at 9.9% #Florida #FlChicano #Chicanos #Latinos

JASONIZUMIKONA
JASONIZUMIKONA

@EPPolitico Muchas Gracias for this great news! !Viva El Paso--Texas--U.S.A.! #ForwardNotBack

dunnclan
dunnclan

@WaterWynd @regularguy40 Romney's proposals would greatly increase that number, but it still shows we have a long way to go.

regularguy40
regularguy40

@dunnclan How would it increase the hispanic unemployment?

regularguy40
regularguy40

@dunnclan It passed Senate unamiously - so your suggestion and contention that GOP blocked Jobs for Veterans is absurd.

regularguy40
regularguy40

@dunnclan By the way, this Veteran's Job bill passed house with 235 GOP & 170 Demo votes w/ 0 GOP votes against and 16 Demos voting against.

regularguy40
regularguy40

@dunnclan U R left w/the Demo controlled Senate killing a Veterans work bill:HR 2433 - which Veterans Job Bill r u claiming the GOP blocked?

regularguy40
regularguy40

@dunnclan This is a different bill, I believe. But the point is made, a Veterans Job bill was intro. and passed in GOP House.

regularguy40
regularguy40

@dunnclan Which Bill r u talking about, if HR 12 It would have sent Billions down the drain, including 25 Billion to create a new agency!

regularguy40
regularguy40

@dunnclan Passed in both houses: H.R. 674 "VOW to Hire Heroes" act.

regularguy40
regularguy40

@dunnclan House (GOP controlled) passed HR 2433 "Veterans Opportunity to Work Act" killed in Senate (Dem controlled) Cmte on VeteranAffairs

dunnclan
dunnclan

@regularguy40 Then why did so many Republicans write the bill? Sorry, that explanation doesn't hold.

regularguy40
regularguy40

@dunnclan They stopped it b/c it would have added billions to the deficit as essentially another useless stimulus package loaded w/garbage.

dunnclan
dunnclan

@regularguy40 but despite the fact that the bill was largely written by Republicans, they blocked it. Many vets are Latino.

dunnclan
dunnclan

@regularguy40 veterans who deserve better. A good way to help the jobless situation would have been to pass the veterans jobs bill,

dunnclan
dunnclan

@regularguy40 That said, despite the rosier, more recent job numbers, there are still far too many people out of work, including many

dunnclan
dunnclan

@regularguy40 time of if he were Latino" would not bode well for Latino voters.

dunnclan
dunnclan

@regularguy40 to catastrophic effect. Also, a man sufficiently out-of-touch with Latino voters to believe that "he'd have an easier

dunnclan
dunnclan

@regularguy40 improve unemployment makes little sense to me. In addition, the policies espoused by Romney were tried by PBO's predecessor,

dunnclan
dunnclan

@regularguy40 Expecting someone whose primary business experience involves loading companies up with debt and shipping jobs to China to

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