As a wise man once said: “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day; Take his fork and he’ll vote for you for a lifetime“:

WASHINGTON – President Obama has built an overwhelming lead among Latino voters, a nationwide USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of Hispanics finds, as Republican challenger Mitt Romney faces a difficult path ahead to make inroads among what has been the nation’s fastest-growing ethnic group for a generation.

The president leads Romney 66%-25% among more than 1,000 Latino registered voters surveyed April 16 to May 31, matching his muscular showing in the 2008 election among Hispanics. Romney is in the weakest position among Latinos of any presidential contender since 1996 — and in those intervening 16 years their percentage of the electorate has doubled.

Romney’s concerning me here because his answer to this is to be “Obama-lite” and offer his own version of what Obama’s doing. It reminded me of the 1994 Senate debate when Mitt tried to out-Kennedy Ted Kennedy.

Romney is not going to win over the Latino vote, and in his futile attempts to do so he risks further alienating some of the Republican base with whom his political relationship is already tenuous at best. Mitt should avoid pandering and instead outline how the conservative approach is the best thing for all Americans and is fair to those Latinos, and immigrants in general, who took the time and did the paperwork to become legal US citizens. But maybe Romney doesn’t agree with the conservative approach.

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6 Responses to “Non Shocker of the Day: Obama Holds Big Lead Over Romney Among Latino Voters”

  1. Truesoldier__ on June 25th, 2012 1:36 pm

    "The president leads Romney 66%-25% among more than 1,000 Latino registered voters"

    In this day an age "registered voter" does not mean they are legally registered to vote. Here in WA ST all you need to register to vote is a driver's license; yet WA ST also allows illegals to get drivers licences.

  2. SignPainterGuy on June 25th, 2012 3:43 pm

    It`s the same in NC. The R majority in state congress is battling to change that; I pray they are successful. The dims are squealing like stuck pigs. I say, "It`s time for BBQ !"

  3. SignPainterGuy on June 25th, 2012 3:48 pm

    YES, Romney should articulate the conservative message and BE a conservative ! Against all "prevailing wisdom", Ronaldus Magnus did just that and won 49 states.

    Who was that wise man Doug, Confucius Kahn, Genghis`s half brother ?

  4. ChapBix on June 25th, 2012 8:44 pm

    The only thing less surprising would be saying that 90+ of African-Americans will vote for Obama again in November.

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    In the finish line, it was the Latin community who gave Obama a new lease on being President. I hope he would do better. There are tons of issues he needs to take action on.

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