A new Latino Decisions poll shows Barack Obama is absolutely spanking Romney by 43-points among Latino voters.
At issue for most Latino voters is the DREAM Act. There are two versions, one sponsored by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and an alternative proposal from Florida Senator Marco Rubio.
Overall, our survey found 87% of Latinos strongly or somewhat supported the Durbin version of the DREAM Act, compared to just 10% who were strongly or somewhat opposed. In contrast, we find a split on the Rubio version of DREAM with 49% of Latinos in support and 46% opposed. Among non-Latinos, a similar pattern emerges, though support for the DREAM Act is lower than among Latinos. When faced with the Durbin version of the DREAM Act 62% of non-Latinos were in support and 33% were opposed. On the Rubio version non-Latinos were split with 47% in favor and 44% against.