A new poll from Latino Decisions finds that President Obama is maintaining a 43 point lead over Mitt Romney among Latino voters.
A new Latino Decisions national poll released June 8, 2012 finds Democrat President Barack Obama with a 43-point margin over Republican Mitt Romney among Latino voters heading in the 2012 Presidential election. Overall, 66% of Latino registered voters were certain or leaning towards Obama, while 23% were certain or leaning towards Romney. Since Latino Decisions began asking about an Obama-Romney match-up in November 2011, Romney has been unable to close the sizable gap.
Whether the Republicans want to admit it or not, this is a serious problem for them in the present and in the future.
This isolation of the Latino vote creates an electoral dilemma for the Republican party wherein certain states that in the past have been swing states or Red states will become reliably Democratic. And this isolation will last for generations because the Republican party and its local Tea Party subsidiaries have oppressed every age group of Latinos from grandmothers to school children.
The Republicans can forget winning Nevada or New Mexico for the foreseeable future and Arizona and Texas may come into play over the next several presidential cycles.