Romney not Receiving the Majority of
a 'magic number' to beat Obama.
every recent Republican nominee for president before him, Mitt
Romney will not be carrying the Latino vote. However, improving
where he stands among Latinos is extremely important for his chance
to defeat President Obama.
Romney is sure that the economy will be the
most important factor in the election.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic
Online): Romney has a six-point statewide lead over Obama, 47%
to 41%. Florida has the nation's third largest Latino
population, and while Romney received 40% among Hispanic voters,
Obama slightly beat him with 42%. In a previous Quinnipiac
University survey, the president enjoyed his lead of 58-30 among
Although there is no exact "Latino number" that Romney must
receive to guarantee his victory in key states, the closer he
gets to 40, the better his chances will be. As of now, Romney
has a wider lead over Obama among non-Hispanic whites than John
McCain did on the 2008 election day. However, Romney is
attracting a small one-fourth of the Latino vote, which is among
the worst showings by a Republican presidential nominee in the
past 35 years. His current status on immigration reform has
indeed complicated his efforts to appeal to the nation's largest
Romney is sure that the economy will be the most important
factor in the election, but he is very well aware of his
"personal Latino problem." He warned that unless more Hispanics
can be convinced to vote Republican this next election,
President Obama's superior lead in the polls among Latinos
"spells doom for us."