Fox News Latino Poll
Julie Banderas speaks about why the GOP is losing ground with Latinos.
- Duration 6:32
- Date Mar 6, 2012
Julie Banderas speaks about why the GOP is losing ground with Latinos.
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-- -- -- -- -- On the set -- SE sweet.
I hear talk Monica Latino vote -- and the Latino vote in terms of its impact on the race and how much of an influence.
Latinos will be yeah it's 2012 presidential contests -- you know every single you -- every single election the Latino vote is key absolutely other Republicans want the Latinos but it turns out in the last election obviously we know that we voted.
That that Latinos voted for President Obama.
The question now is what's gonna happen in November and -- -- -- any of these Republican contenders.
That were mentioning right now -- Romney being the top and the percentage -- according to Latinos.
How they rate and if they run up against Obama.
Do they any of them have a chance and miraculously despite the overwhelming disappointment among the Latino community.
With immigration issues a lot of people are very disappointed with the way that President Obama -- handled immigration issues despite that I wanna throw up a poll to show you if President Obama where to go head to head with any of the Republican contenders.
-- lot more than 14% of the Latino vote.
Would would essentially go for Obama for -- for the Republican in other words Obama would get against -- out say somebody percent verses 14%.
The Republicans are pales in comparison to Obama's coming in very strong already.
Despite like I said the growing disappointment in his handling about the immigration immigration issues.
Obama let's say verses Santorum here's another possible match up 69%.
For Obama -- Santorum and Obama vs Gingrich there's another possible match up 72%.
Verses and Gingrich so it's interesting because Obama's favorability actually goes up when you pair him up against new Gingrich as opposed to Romney.
Also released on the eve of the Tuesday primaries is fox Latino poll also looked out.
Who do they want to see win the Republican nominations -- for those Latinos they do plan on voting Republican perhaps here's who they'd like to see.
Romney 35% Ron Paul down 13% really nobody comes close except for the undecided -- 31%.
12% are saying Gingrich they'd like to see a Gingrich be nominated for the Republican ticket and Santorum.
Would be in that 9% of it seems that.
Latinos see Romney as being the most I guess possible contender however if it comes down to Romney vs Obama.
They're voting for Obama at this point another really interesting poll whether or not.
Latinos would vote for a Republican -- they saw a lot Tino on the vice presidential.
Ticket and we've we've heard this many many times in the past -- Republicans.
They say to themselves -- how do we get the Latino vote let's put a Latino on the were on the vice presidential.
Ticket and in fact 34% of Latinos that we polled.
So that they would be more likely.
To vote Republican so that's something to consider -- before it it if indeed.
Mitt Romney is nominated he might wanna consider someone like that now who would they considered that that's another question we also -- two many of our our our pollsters.
And and both Florida junior senator Marco Rubio and New Mexico governor Susanna Martinez have actually been mentioned as possible names and with this number rising almost four in ten in Florida potential swing state about 15.
Of likely Latino voters would be more willing to vote for Republican -- Martinez.
Got the VP nod.
Almost one quarter of Latinos and that they would be more willing to vote for Republican -- movie I was on the ticket.
So it seems that the majority -- 24% Ers are are are for rubio and 18% from Martinez and -- the bottom line is -- you know rather than talk about.
Hispanic Americans or.
Or are Americans from other countries -- -- we are melting pot right and we have a lot of similar.
Standards a lot of a similar expectations when it comes to the president coming into the office and come November what is the most important issue all of us.
I think you probably -- the economy sure it's no different brilliantly the Latino community.
It is is very very passionate about economy.
And jobs 49% of Latinos believe that that is the most important issue for whoever it is that will be running in November education comes in.
How -- type of health -- both of 15% immigration -- at 12% I also want to mention that a lot of Latinos are are are very unhappy.
With the way the President Obama has handled immigration a lot of illegal immigrants are also extremely unhappy because many illegal immigrants believed.
That President Obama was gonna bring amnesty a lot of people who have been working in this country -- -- citizens they don't like to be referred to as illegal immigrants are offended by that.
Believe that they should be given a chance to say they're here working many of them are paying taxes which is contrary to the to the belief a lot of people believe that.
Illegal aliens aren't paying taxes they are they would like to see President Obama give them an opportunity to continue to work here legally.
And so that's another issue that can come up for them to the polls show what the disconnect is with Republicans and Latino voters in terms of -- they still seem to feel that the Republicans are not the party to turn to and to release candidate comes down to illegal immigration really it does because there was a hope -- a dream for a lot of these illegals that have been here for.
Years for decades that have been living in this country illegally that have.
Given birth to children so they have American citizens.
In their homes and their children because as you know if you're born in this country -- automatically -- A US citizen and there are so many of these people that cannot leave this country because they do they're not allowed to come back if they take their children.
They're not allowed to come back and so that is a huge issue and obviously Republicans.
Conservative Republicans many of whom are are on this.
Republican campaign trail are are are very adamant against.
Amnesty granting amnesty or are -- really any -- position to pass the citizenship to these people because they say look you go back to your country you apply for a -- you come in illegally -- you do with the way.
That it's supposed to be done but unfortunately.
It's kind of impossible to ship them all out so what do you do with all of these people that are willing and working here in this country and also.
-- -- to society because a lot of people will say that illegal immigrants will actually do the jobs of many American citizens that they don't wanna do and that is a fact and not as cold as well.
They're so I think it's going to be a controversial issue as it is for every presidential election but the Latino vote is.
Very key you can actually there's many many more up holes you can check out on Fox News on cnet.com.
That will give you more insight as to where the Latinos are thinking fantastic feeling great scene is always a -- picnic every day I asked -- -- I think.