Poll Finds Latinos Favor Obama; Video Ad Says Romney Out of Touch With Voters

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A new national poll finds that Latino voters favor President Obama with a 43-point margin over Mitt Romney. Overall, 66% of Latino registered voters were certain or leaning towards Obama, while only 23% were certain or leaning towards Romney.

This poll comes at the same time that a new, Spanish-language spot accuses Romney of being out of touch with Latino voters. Paid for by the Service Employees International Union and sponsored by Priorities USA Action, the ad campaign will air in Colorado, Nevada and Florida – key swing states with large Hispanic populations. It targets Romney’s notable primary-season blunders.

"In the primary process, Mitt Romney embraced the most extreme policies in the history of the Republican party. Latinos say they are insulted and angry when they watch Romney, a multi-millionaire with a couple Cadillacs, joke about his 'unemployment' status," Eliseo Medina told the Huffington Post. Medina is the Secretary-Treasurer of SEIU. "When Latinos hear Romney, in his own words, they really know what’s going on and what he is saying."

The ad shows a woman and a man shaking their heads as Romney jokes about unemployment and being poor.

"It’s easy for him to say that, since he doesn’t have the same necessities as us," the man says in the video. "When you are really out of work…you are worried, you don’t want to laugh or make fun of anybody."

Watch the video below and let us know: Are you casting your vote in the election? Is Romney out of touch with Latino voters?

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