The new gender gap: Poll shows Obama with 52 point lead among Latinas, 29 among Hispanic men
- September 21, 2012
- Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies and political science associate professor, is quoted in My San Antonio September 20, 2012
From My San Antonio:
There's a different kind of gender gap that might make waves this election: Latinas versus Latinos. Both plan to vote for Obama, but women are taking it to a new level. Obama has a 53 percentage point lead over Romney among Latinas compared to a 29 point lead among Hispanic men, according to a survey released Monday by Latino Decisions. Recent Gallup data shows about a much smaller 9 point gender gap among all voters. It's a double-whammy for Latinas: both women and Latinos are more likely to vote Democratic. Put those factors together and you get a strong pull for Obama, said Louis DeSipio, professor of political science and Latino studies at the University of California Irvine. And efforts by Mitt Romney and Republicans aren't making much of a dent... Although Latino Romney supporters moved up from 26 percent to 30 percent after the Republican National Convention, they've since dropped back down to 26 percent, according to the survey. Throwing Texas Senate candidate Ted Cruz and DREAM Act advocate U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on stage isn't enough to bolster support among Latinos, Desipio said, especially since Romney said he'll veto the DREAM Act if elected.
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