October 25th, 2012
11:47 PM ET

Jorge Ramos: Latinos prefer Barack Obama

Anderson Cooper talks to Univision's Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas about who Latinos support and why voter turnout could make all the difference this election.

"When you can compare it to 2008, it is expected to be just as high," says Salinas about turnout, and she tells Anderson that tracking shows enthusiasm has increased to be at 2008 levels.

Recently Ramos challenged Pres. Obama on immigration reform. At the Univision town hall on Sept. 20, he said, "A promise is a promise, and with all due respect, you didn't keep that promise." The president responded in part by saying he takes responsibility, and vowed to work every day to give everyone in America a "fair shot," but never promised that he would "get everything done 100%."

"He broke a promise...it's very difficult for Latinos to believe Pres. Barack Obama," says Ramos. But forced to choose between the two candidates, he explains Obama is preferable because of his support of the Dream Act, and due to Romney backing self-deportation.

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