Mitt Romney’s Latino outreach got some unhappy news from the RNC’s Latino page through a Spanish-language poll clearly designed to get the opposite response it received. A poll asking in Spanish “Has President Obama disillusioned you?”, as of post publishing time, has 57% of responses answering that no, President Obama has not disillusioned them– a sign that even those willing to venture to the Republican Latin American website aren’t there because they support Romney.
The website, RNCLatinos.com, has a poll somewhere down the simple interface asking the simple question. President Obama is winning the poll.
The worst thing for Romney about this poll is not the unfortunate optics, or the fact that the difference in enthusiasm and support levels between the two candidates are so stark that they are manifest on RNC websites. The problem is that the fact that Latin Americans aren’t, at least according to both this poll and many scientific ones, disillusioned with the President is a sign that Romney is marketing himself wrong, and not taking on the right line of attack– and that he didn’t wait long enough for effective attacks against the President to set in before putting up the poll.