CNN Poll: Obama at 70% among Latino voters
October 2nd, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Obama at 70% among Latino voters

(CNN) – The latest national survey of likely Latino voters shows President Barack Obama 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.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN/ORC International poll • Latinos • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Romney hits Obama in new Spanish-language ad
October 2nd, 2012
10:56 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney hits Obama in new Spanish-language ad

(CNN) - A new Spanish-language ad from GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney hits President Barack Obama over the national debt.

"Obama and the Democrat allies. Their great achievement: a 16 trillion dollar debt," the narrator says in the spot, according to a translation provided by the Romney campaign.

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It's immigration, stupid, say Latino voters in Nevada
October 2nd, 2012
09:49 AM ET
2 years ago

It's immigration, stupid, say Latino voters in Nevada

(CNN) – Marlene Monteolivo was a Democrat for many years, then a Republican. Now she's registered as a nonpartisan voter in Nevada who wants to support a candidate who will make the economy better.

The Colombia native, who works for a Las Vegas social services agency, says she's leaning toward GOP challenger Mitt Romney. She likes his business sensibilities.

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Filed under: Economy • Latinos • Nevada
Report: Record number of Latinos eligible to vote
October 1st, 2012
02:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Report: Record number of Latinos eligible to vote

(CNN) – More Latinos will be eligible to vote in November's election than at any other time in American history, but getting them to the polls will provide campaigns a challenge, according to a report released Monday.

The Pew Hispanic Center report indicated 23.7 million Latinos are eligible to vote November 6, meaning they are U.S. citizens over the age of 18. That's an increase of 22% since 2008, when there were 19.5 million Latinos in America who met the country's voting requirements.
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Obama courts Latino voters in Univision forum
September 20th, 2012
03:35 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama courts Latino voters in Univision forum

(CNN) - The debate over immigration reform took center stage Thursday as U.S. President Barack Obama fielded questions in a forum broadcast live online by the Spanish-language Univision network.

Co-host Jorge Ramos began questioning the president about the controversial topic by noting that he didn't deliver on his 2008 campaign pledge to tackle immigration reform during the first year of his term.

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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Latinos • President Obama
Univision presidential forums stocked with partisans
September 20th, 2012
01:27 PM ET
1 year ago

Univision presidential forums stocked with partisans

(CNN) – Television audiences for the two presidential candidate forums hosted this week by Univision, a Spanish language network, could be excused for coming away with the impression that Latinos are wild about their positions on Latino issues.

But what the viewers might not realize is the Wednesday night program with Mitt Romney and another Thursday night with President Barack Obama at the University of Miami forum are stocked with ringers.
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Romney steps up effort to woo Latino voters in Univision forum
September 19th, 2012
07:37 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney steps up effort to woo Latino voters in Univision forum

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney stepped up efforts to woo Latino voters Wednesday in a forum broadcast live online by the Spanish-language Univision network.

The forum, broadcast from the University of Miami, comes several weeks after co-host Jorge Ramos criticized the Commission on Presidential Debates for not picking a Latino debate moderator.

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Romney faces immigration questions from Latinos
September 19th, 2012
07:11 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney faces immigration questions from Latinos

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney told Latino business leaders this week in Los Angeles that he is convinced the "Republican Party is the rightful home of Hispanic Americans," but added that "my speech today isn't about my political party."

With good reason.

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Romney addresses Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
September 17th, 2012
05:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney addresses Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Los Angeles, California (CNN) – Mitt Romney reached out to Hispanic voters Monday in a speech tailored to the growing Latino community, offering a new veneer on long-standing campaign policies.

The speech came hours after a top aide to the GOP presidential candidate said Romney would focus more on policy specifics in the 50 days that remain before Election Day.
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As Romney makes another push for Hispanic voters, rivals call foul
September 17th, 2012
08:58 AM ET
2 years ago

As Romney makes another push for Hispanic voters, rivals call foul

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's speech Monday to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will include the promise to "permanently fix our immigration system," the latest in a series of attempts to appeal to Hispanic voters, despite polls showing the Republican presidential nominee facing a sizable deficit among the key voting group.

Romney will also take part in a question and answer session with the Spanish-language television network Univision later this week, signaling his campaign hasn't yet ceded the Hispanic vote to President Barack Obama (who sits down with Univision the next day). Obama leads Romney among Latino registered voters 64%-27%, according to a Gallup poll conducted partially before and partially after the Republican National Convention at the end of August.
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