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.