Poll: Obama Sees Immediate Bump Among Latinos After New Immigration Policy

President Barack Obama has seen an immediate bump among Latino voters in the days following his directive to halt the deportation of some young undocumented immigrants, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

The latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP), conducted on behalf of Daily Kos and SEIU, shows Obama besting Mitt Romney among the key voting bloc, 61 percent to 32 percent.  That represents a 9-point jump in support for Obama among Latino voters since last week’s PPP/Kos/SEIU survey, which showed the president with a 52 percent to 32 percent over Romney.  

PPP conducted Tuesday’s survey on June 14-17, coinciding with Obama’s June 15 announcement.  The PollTracker Average currently shows Obama with nearly double the support of the presumptive Republican nominee among Latino voters.  

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