New poll shows Obama leads big with Latinos

A new NBC/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll shows President Obama is enjoying a huge lead over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney among Latino voters, with 61 percent preferring the president over the self-deportation advocate.

Obama won Latinos over the last Republican nominee John McCain in 2008, 67 to 31 percent.

The poll also proves that Mitt’s unlikability even transcends possible language barriers, with only 26 percent viewing him favorably (I’m sure GOP Representative Steve King’s recent comments comparing immigrants to dogs won’t do much to help the GOP ticket in November either).

By comparison, Obama’s favorability among Latinos is 58 percent, which makes him about as popular as a telenovela at my Nana’s house.

And this is all before Mitt has even said if he’ll endorse GOP Senator Marco Rubio’s watered-down version of the DREAM Act, which according to Rubio himself wouldn’t even offer a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

Maybe Republicans will attempt to lure in Latinos with tacos. Again.


Gabe Ortíz is a San Francisco-based writer. He has contributed to the Mission's bilingual newspaper "El Tecolote," and the political blogs AMERICAblog, AMERICAblog Gay, and Veracity Stew. He's also a Stevie Nicks lover and shameless catlady. Follow him on Twitter: @Tusk81.

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