Weeks after media experts criticized the Romney campaign for its clumsy attempts to reach Latino voters, the campaign has released a new Spanish-language ad featuring the candidate's son Craig, who speaks fluent Spanish from his time spent as a missionary in Chile, inviting voters to get to know his father.
Craig, the youngest of Romney's sons, talks to viewers in the ad, called "Los Invito," or "I Invite You." He emphasizes his father's 40 years of marriage and five sons, and says: "What he has achieved has been through hard work -- and it is with the same dedication that he will fight to get our country on the right track and create jobs." The ad differs from Romney's previous Spanish-language ads, which were both directly translated from English-language ads, and used much of the same graphics and imagery as the original English ads. "Los Invito" appears to be exclusively in Spanish.
A new national poll shows President Obama benefiting from a significant disparity in candidate preference between married and single voters, and particularly among single women.
Overall, a Quinnipiac University poll of registered voters nationwide gives Obama a slim advantage -- 46 to 43 percent over Mitt Romney, just beyond the 1.9 percent margin of error.
Romney has the support of 51 percent of married voters compared with 38 percent for Obama. Unmarried voters side with Obama 54 to 34 percent.
In both categories Obama performs stronger among women than men, but the support of single women is particularly pronounced, by a 2-to-1 margin.
The producer of a controversial new movie that is strongly critical of President Obama has chosen Houston as the site of its world premiere. The movie -- "2016: Obama's America" -- is scheduled to premiere Thursday at Houston's Edwards Cinema. It is based on the book "The Roots of Obama's Rage" by conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza and has an Academy Award-winning producer, Gerald Robert Molen, who worked on "Schindler's List," "Jurassic Park," "Twister" and "Rain Man."
After opening in Houston, "2016: Obama's America" is scheduled to premiere next week in Los Angeles and then go into general release nationally on July 27. The movie, shot on four continents, posits that Obama's little-known early years will have a deep influence on where he takes the U.S. if he's re-elected in November.
The producer says his movie won't suit everyone's tastes.
"There will be some that will absolutely love it and some that will hate it," Molen said.
Republican voters, who in April approved of the way the Supreme Court was doing its job by better than 2-1, reversed their opinion after justices voted to uphold the health care law, said a Quinnipiac University poll.
The survey found 54 percent of Republicans disapproving of the high court's performance and 35 percent approving. In April, Republicans approved of the court by 62 percent to 23 percent.
Democratic voters' approval for the court increased to 64 percent from 44 in April, and their disapproval fell to 24 percent from 38.
The poll was taken July 1-8, after the ruling, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.9 percentage points.