Mitt Romney has been officially nominated as the Republican presidential candidate, but it's not because of his popularity among Latinos.
In the latest voter tracking poll from the Latino Decisions firm, Romney has continued to lose ground with Latino voters, while President Obama has gained on the heels of a recent decision to grant temporary legal status to some young undocumented immigrants via deferred action.
The poll, conducted by Latino Decisions with the Spanish-language media company impreMedia, shows 65 percent of those polled saying they would vote to re-elect President Barack Obama vs. 26 percent saying they would prefer to vote for Romney. Obama's favorability among Latino voters also remains much higher than Romney's. Recently, Romney's campaign established that the GOP candidate would need 38 percent of the Latino vote to win in November.
These tracking polls will now be taking place weekly, writes La Opinion's Pilar Marrero on the Latino Decisions blog. From her analysis of the poll results: