Hispanic voters support is up after Obama's announcement of a deportation shift says a new Telemundo, NBC, WSJ poll.
According to the poll Obama has opened up a 40-point lead among Latinos against republican nominee Romney at 66 to 26 percent. The poll conducted after the president announced a halt to the deportations of some young illegal immigrants.
Obama has gained 5 percentage points since May, while Romney's support dropped by 1 point. Obama's job approval rating among Latinos increased 4 points, to 65 percent. His job approval among all respondents was 47 percent.In another poll conducted by Latino Decisions and America's Voice the reactions of Hispanics in the swing states of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Virginia. The states were chosen for their big Hispanic populations.
Nearly 9 in 10 Latinos favored Obama's policy shift. Among all respondents, nearly 7 in 10 approved of it.
On the day before Obama's June 15 policy announcement, Obama's approval/disapproval ratings with Latinos in those states stood at 45 percent and 42 percent, respectively. On the day after, his approval soared to 61 percent and his disapproval fell to 30 percent.I've been doing groundwork and organizational with OFA and can say that I have seen the affect of the deportation shift announcement firsthand. I think the support will increase even higher with the ACA SCOTUS decision. We are gaining momentum to give Florida's 29 electoral votes to Obama!
"We were fortunate to be in the field when Obama made his announcement. It allows us to say within the same sample what Latinos are telling us from day to day," says pollster Matt Barreto, a principal at Latino Decisions. "In this case, we saw a very clear pattern of significant increases."