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There governor Romney -- make it a new effort to woo Latino voters.
At an event in Los Angeles last night promising to fix what because -- broken immigration system.
And speaking about his own father's childhood in Mexico.
Often about how proud I am -- my father.
He was born to American parents who were living in Mexico.
When he was five they left everything behind and start over again and United States.
Might have my dad grew up poor.
But he believed in a country where the circumstances of one's birth we're not a -- here.
Took place where hard work could turn dreams.
He went from selling paint out of the trunk of his car.
To becoming the chief executive of a great car company.
And ultimately to become the governor of the state of Michigan.
So that address from California but we wanted to know what issues matter most -- Latino voters.
This is a brand new Fox News Latino -- the economy and jobs are way ahead.
Followed by health care education social issues like abortion and gay marriage.
Near the bottom so to his national security what about all this what does it mean Larry savage who's the director for the center of policy at that.
Politics rather the university Virginia how you doing sir good morning to you.
And do a great -- -- your Todd thank you I'm doing just I guess economy and jobs is no shocker here.
At 48% clearly the number one issue right.
Sure I think -- -- number one issue for all groups of voters but let's remember the unemployment rate is higher for Hispanics than it is for.
A number of other demographic groups so the focus there.
Was the right one for Romney.
In that particular setting the Hispanic chamber of commerce.
I think 11%.
As the unemployment rate nationally for Latinos.
And -- if that numbers right then here's the next question we asked about improving economy creating jobs.
President Obama gets declared on a 59 -- 33%.
That he trusted and a better job handling immigration against 63% to 25%.
But come back to this unemployment number why did they give President Obama credit or were they not willing to go with governor Romney.
You know bill it's because partisan identification.
Among all groups has become very powerful in this polarized era.
Look here they are two models bill one successful ones unsuccessful for Republicans the unsuccessful model.
Bob Dole in 1996.
John McCain in 2008 they both got 31%.
Of the Hispanic vote.
The successful model George W.
Bush in 2004.
He topped 40%.
Of the Hispanic vote and Hispanics are growing every four years this year they're going to be between eight and 10%.
Of the entire electorate that turns out in November.
So this is a priority for governor Romney he's doing the right thing.
In reaching out to Hispanics governor Barbour bill.
Has said the last couple days that this is the number one priority for Republicans going forward to crack the Hispanic vote.
And this is also what we found and our polling.
President Obama 60% to -- around -- 30%.
The reason why -- bring that up because an exit polling in 2000 -- President Obama got 67%.
This number is lower for the moment what it would explain that is -- jobs economy.
Could be I think that's a reasonable explanation the the overall polling average right now though suggests.
Almost a mirror image of 2008 bill it's about the same percentage for both Obama.
And for the Republican nominee McCain and in 2008 and Romney this year and Romney has to change that -- simply have to change it if he's going to win.
49 days from now -- pick he picked the right group obvious panic chamber of commerce.
We do expect more that's the one.
Absolutely they would be most receptive to a Republican first of all because it means lower regulation lower taxes and the light.
And if they were excited about what Romney said they would communicate that.
To the broader Hispanic communities so that's a good beginning but it's only a beginning for -- He's got a lot of progress to make between now and November 6 its thank you sir Larry savage -- University of Virginia to our viewers at home boxes with -- dot com.
You can see all the polling results of which there -- a lot more to talk about -- online right now.
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