Obama close to maxing out Hispanic vote

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The Hispanic population will definitely be a crucial demographic for President Obama to capture in the upcoming election. Politico.com reports that the latest Investor’s Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP poll has Obama way ahead of Mitt Romney among Latino voters. “What we’ve seen is some Hispanics feel [that] the Republican Party isn’t doing enough to include them in what we’re doing, to reach out to them,” Bettina Inclan, the RNC’s Hispanic outreach director said.

President Obama is drawing heavy support from the Hispanic community according to two recent polls showing the president with more than a 50 point margin over likely Republican opponent Mitt Romney.

The latest Investor’s Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP poll has Obama leading Romney among Hispanic voters by a 68 point margin, beating the former Massachusetts governor 80 percent to 12 percent. A second PPP poll, commissioned by the liberal blog Daily Kos and the SEIU union, shows Obama beating Romney 72 percent to 22 percent — a 50 point margin.

It’s hard to imagine those numbers going any higher on election day. Obama bested John McCain 67 percent to 31 percent among Latinos in 2008 — and, if these polls are accurate, he is poised to capture a larger share of the Hispanic vote than in 2008. The fight to woo Latino voters is part of a deliberate strategy by the Obama campaign which has launched two Spanish-language ad buys in key states — recognizing that the changing demographics in key states like Florida, Colorado and Arizona.

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