According to the most recent impreMedia/Latino Decisions tracking poll, 74 percent of Latina voters plan to vote for the president, compared to 21 percent of Latina voters who’ll vote for Governor Romney.
As Sylvia Manzano writes for Latino Decisions:
“The impreMedia/Latino Decisions tracking poll data show very clearly that Hispanic women are very opposed to Mitt Romney and the Republican party image right now. Romney’s favorability is 27% among Latino men and just 22% among Latinas, while Republicans in Congress are seen favorably by 29% of men, but just 20% of women in the Latino community. Looking towards the vote in the U.S. House, 68% of Latinas say they will vote Democrat compared to 59% of Latino men.”
Manzano provides a few reasons for the wide margin of Latina support for the president: the harsh immigration rhetoric from Romney and the GOP; the Dems’ positive stance toward women; the female (correct) perception that issues like the economy, jobs, immigration and health care are interconnected; and widespread Latina support for the DREAM Act.
Considering that Romney trails the president among women and Latinos, that Latina voters approve of the president by such a wide margin should come as no surprise to anyone. Still, it underscores the narrow coalition of voters Romney has come to rely on in his steep uphill battle to win the White House.
This year the GOP’s hoping that mami isn’t always right.