(CNN) – Florida's Republican governor predicted Mitt Romney will win his state's primary on Tuesday, aided by support from the Latino community.
Gov. Rick Scott, who was elected in 2010, on Sunday attributed Romney's approval among Hispanic voters to successes in his private and public life.
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"If you look at Gov. Romney's family he's been very successful. He's built a great family, very committed to his wife … he's somebody that's been successful in life," Scott said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I think if they look at his background, it's what they want."
A recent ABC News/Univision poll of likely Latino voters in the state showed Romney with 49% support compared with Newt Gingrich's 23%. Romney received similar support in a NBC News/Marist poll released Sunday of all likely GOP voters that indicated Romney in the top spot with 42% support, followed by Gingrich at 27%, Rick Santorum at 16% and Ron Paul at 11%.
Although Scott has yet to endorse a candidate in the race, he said those who make up the Latino voting bloc care most about jobs and education, issues he wishes the candidates would raise more on the campaign trail.
Agreeing with Scott was former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, who is backing Romney in the 2012 race.
"Republican values are so similar to Latino values," Gutierrez told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley. "The problem is … the rhetoric, the words. The words sting sometimes, the words that are used around the debate and that has turned off Hispanics."
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