Seventy percent of registered Hispanic voters said they would vote for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden if the election were held today, in a NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll. President Obama enjoys a 50-point lead among Latinos as only 20 percent of registered Hispanic voters said they would vote for Republican Presidential Candidate, Mitt Romney, and Vice Presidential Candidate, Paul Ryan. President Obama also leads Mr. Romney by 50 points among likely Hispanic voters; 71 percent would vote for President Obama and 21 percent would vote for Mr. Romney.
President Obama’s lead in this monthly survey grew by 15 points since August when 63 percent of Hispanic voters said that they would vote for President Obama, while only 28 percent would vote for Mr. Romney. The August survey didn’t distinguish between registered and likely voters, however, in both polls 100 percent of respondents were from a Hispanic or Spanish-speaking background. In the September survey, 300 Latino registered voters were interviewed, and 223 likely voters were interviewed.
According to NBC News the poll was held by Republican pollster, Bill McInturff, and Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart.