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Florida Poll: Little Support for GOP Candidates From Latina Moms; Dream Act Is “Game-changer”

by Mahwish Khan on 01/30/2012 at 10:23am

mamiverseOn the eve of the Florida GOP primary last week, Mamiverse released a poll of Latina moms in the state. There’s not a lot of good news for Republicans:

With just a few days before the Florida primary election a new survey conducted by Mamiverse shows that Latina mom voters in the Sunshine State are less than impressed by the GOP candidate pool, with more than two-thirds noting “none of these are acceptable.” Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney received the most support, 12 percent, among Latina moms expressing a preference. Romney fared better, with 36 percent support, among Latina moms who self-identified as Republicans.

And what’s not a surprise to us, but is apparently lost on the Republicans, is that the DREAM Act is a “game-changer”:

The game-changer among Latina moms was support of the Dream Act. The women surveyed were asked whether an unnamed candidate’s pledge to pass the Dream Act would make them more likely to support that candidate, less likely, or have no effect.  

Overwhelmingly, results showed that support for the Dream Act will curry favor with Latina moms, with 71% reported being more likely to support such a candidate, compared with only 7% reporting being less likely and 16% saying that it would not affect their vote.

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