A new poll released Wednesday showed President Barack Obama making inroads in a traditionally-Republican voting bloc. President Obama now has a 16-point lead among Cuban-Americans in Florida over his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Survey USA’s poll editor Jay Leve said minorities are a cornerstone to the President’s Florida strategy.
“In order to win, Obama needs to hold on to the minority vote, and Romney needs to do better among white voters, and stem his losses among Florida’s minorities.” Leve said.
Mr. Obama is pulling a majority of African Americans and non-Cuban Hispanics. Statewide the President is up 48-percent to Romney’s 44-percent among the nearly 600 Floridians who participated in the poll. This 4 point gap has only undergone a 1 point difference in favor of Mr. Romney since the last poll 8 weeks ago.