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Romney improving numbers among Florida Hispanics



Buried in a poll that showed no convention bounce for Mitt Romney was this encouraging sign: His approval rating among Hispanics has improved over the last five weeks despite being far outspent by Barack Obama.

Now, 49 percent of Hispanics have a favorable view of Romney, according to the Public Policy Polling survey. That's up from 43 percent in the last poll. In a matchup, Obama leads among Hispanics 52 to 45. In July, the spread was 61 to 34. Those numbers seem a bit odd but overall, the trend shows Romney improving.

Romney has now started a more aggressive advertising effort toward Hispanics. Today, Obama's campaign released a Spanish-language ad featuring Bill Clinton. Nationally, Obama holds a large lead among Hispanics.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 5:31pm]


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