Latino voters are making their voices heard as their spirits are high in respect to the 2012 US Elections. It shows that the Latino vote remains a relevant and crucial voting block.
As election day on November 6 for the 2012 United States elections comes near, tensions and hopes continue escalating. The biggest part of the elections is United States President Barack Obama, the Democratic incumbent, going up against former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney who is the GOP nominee. It has been a battle in which several voting blocks hold the key to victory for either Obama or Romney. In regards to social issues, the issue of abortion has taken front stage as it highlighted two major voting blocks: the female voters and the religious voters.
However, there is another major voting block: Latinos. Usually, the Latino vote could swing either way. According to various media outlets, Latino voters are energized for the 2012 United States elections. There are plenty of issues such as immigration that could cause Latinos to vote either one way or the other.
According to recent NBC Latino article, a new poll that has been conducted; 87 percent of Latinos are certain to be voting. So far, it is confirmed that 8 percent have already participated in the early voting process. Currently, early voters have given Obama a needed edge over Romney in the elections. Almost 75 percent of Latinos favor Obama while almost 25 percent of Latinos favor Romney. While fired up and energized, there are many Latinos that have their doubts on the elected candidate will be able to break through the Congressional impasse. Keep in mind, there are House and Senate elections that are also taking place on election day as well.
The Miami Herald reports that the Latino vote has been helpful to Obama. This could be crucial for Obama if he wishes to win Nevada. Currently, Nevada is the leading state of unemployment at the moment. At the same time, four out of five Latino voters in the state of Nevada are gravitating towards Obama instead of Romney.
There are those that are willing to give Obama a second chance; but, there are also those that are going to vote Republican. They strongly feel that the answers of fixing the economy and creating jobs lies with the Republican Party.
Just because many Latinos in Nevada are voting for Obama does not mean he will win Nevada. Support from Nevadans in general has dropped for Obama.
In the case of Florida, a crucial battleground swing state, the Latino vote is divided between Obama and Romney. Miami's Cuban-American community, Florida's largest Latino community, strongly resonates towards Romney while a small group of members are voting Obama. However, there is a growing number of non-Cuban Latinos in Florida in which many are voting for Obama. For this reason, the Florida's Latino vote is split between the two.