October 17, 2011 6:44 AM

Many Hispanic voters are on fence about Obama in 2012

Manuel Santiago was out of work when Barack Obama ran for president in 2008 and the promise of a better future lured him to the polls. Today, Santiago delivers part time for Pizza Hut. Across Florida — indeed, the country — stories like Santiago’s are common. Collectively, they represent a major challenge to Obama, who won two-thirds of the Hispanic vote in 2008 but has seen his standing drop precipitously among this increasingly powerful voter bloc.

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