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Greg Siskind

President's Lead With Hispanic Voters Growing

Latino Decisions is tracking Hispanic voters with a weekly poll regarding the 2012 election. Lots of good news for the President and the Democrats.

1. The President's lead has grown from 67% to 23% last week to 71% to 20% this week, a net improvement of 7 points.

2. Latinos will vote for Democrats in the House of Representatives over Republicans by a margin of 68% to 20%,.

3. 40% of Latinos report they are more enthusiastic in 2012 than 2008 to vote for President Obama compared to 32% who were more enthusiastic in 2008. Overall, 83% say they are enthusiasic to vote this year.

4. President Obama enjoys a favorability rating of 77% and Governor Romney is approved by 25% of Hispanic voters. Democrats in Congress are viewed favorably by 60% compared to 24% for Republicans.

5. When asked who was to blame for the President not keeping his promise to pass immigration reform in his first year in office, 25% blamed the President and 64% blamed the Republican Congress.

6. 57% feel the Democrats are doing a good job reaching out to Hispanics copared to 31% who think they don't care or are hostile. 17% feel Republicans are doing a good job reaching out to Hispanics compared to 71% who think the GOP doesn't care or is hostile.

7. 52% of Latino self-identify as Democrats, 28% as Independents and 14% as Republicans.

About The Author

Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at

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