msnbc | November 05, 2012
>>> president obama has a big lead over mitt romney with hispanics. are they going to vote, trying to make sure they come out is mayor villa ra gosy, campaigned nonstop for the president in new mexico, colorado, nevada, and today in miami. thank you very much. what are you seeing down there because we know there have been long lines for early voting and a lot of frustration and a lot of legal disputes between the two parties?
>> and a lot of enthusiasm. i've been saying andrea, for a long time, every time i think i've been on your show, this is going to be a close election , obviously this is a battleground state but i'll tell you something, 150,000 more democrats have voted early voting and that's true even though they reduced the number of days by six for early voting and as you know, even tried to oppose extending the hours at a location where there was a bomb threat. there are long lines, people are enthusiastic. our volunteers have been out here two years, we have 125 offices or so. there are at lot of really great people going to get out the vote and tomorrow starting at 7:00 a.m ., they can vote and all the way to 7:00 p.m . here in florida . so i'm excited. i think this is going to be a very close election but i disagree with some of the commentators a couple minutes ago. we're going to win ohio, iowa wisconsin, nevada, colorado and we're going to fight it out here in florida and i expect we're going to win it here as well.
>> what do you say to republicans who say that the primary concern for hispanic -americans as well as all other americans is the economy in the last unemployment numbers that came out on friday, the hispanic unemployment rate was 10%. well above the national average?
>> that's what you say when you're losing the hispanic vote by 70 to 20 or something. i predicted last summer that we were going to get at least 70% of the vote. that might be closer to 72 or 73%. so they're going to say a lot of things. they're now saying that they're for immigration reform even though their platform and candidate talks about the self-deportation of 11 million people. i've talked to a tlot of people, latinos, blacks, asians and whites and people are excited and you see them here in long lines. they're going to vote and i believe that here in florida they're going to vote for president obama .
>> just one quick question in the seconds we have left, bill nelson , is the senator going to get re-elected or connie mac going to defeat him?
>> senator nelson is going to get re-elected with a comfortable margin. without a question.