POLITICS

Should Mitt Romney Just Give Up on Latinos?

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 06:  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a Super Tuesday event at the Westin Copley Place March 6, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Super Tuesday could play a vital role in the nomination of the Republican candidate as ten states hold their primaries or caucuses on the same day.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 06: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a Super Tuesday event at the Westin Copley Place March 6, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Super Tuesday could play a vital role in the nomination of the Republican candidate as ten states hold their primaries or caucuses on the same day. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)  (2012 Getty Images)

It ain't looking good for the Mittster. Certainly not with Latinos. His personal best in the polls has him snagging barely 27 percent of the Hispanic vote. The worst -- well, it gets ugly. Then, just when he might have thought it couldn't get any worse, here comes another nail in his Latino support coffin.

A new USA Today/Gallup poll released this week shows that more than half of U.S. Hispanics call themselves political independents. That's more than there are Latino Democrats or Republicans -- put together.

The poll found that 51 percent of Hispanics in the country say they're independents, compared to only 32 percent who say they’re Democrats and -- brace yourself! -- 11 percent who call themselves Republicans.

But that's not the worst part for Romney.

Read more: Terra.com

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