MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign made its way to Miami Wednesday to participate in Univision’s “Meet the Candidates” forum at the University of Miami.
Romney faced questions regarding his statements caught on video where he stated that 47 percent of Americans are “victims” and that his job as president “is not to worry about those people.”
“I have a record. I’ve demonstrated my capacity to help the 100 percen,” Romney told the Univision hosts.
Later in the evening, at another event aimed at Hispanic voters, Romney changed course and talked about a 1998 recording where Obama said he supported some redistribution.
“He said some years ago, something that we’re hearing about today on the Internet. He said he believes in redistribution,” Romney told supporters.
The visit to Miami and Univision comes as Romney is struggling in polling of Hispanic voters.
Multiple polls have had Romney’s support amongst Hispanic voters below 30-35 percent. A recent poll even showed Romney trailing Obama amongst Cuban-Americans, which sometimes skew Republican.
President Obama will participate in the same kind of Univision forum on Thursday, and may be happy with a brand new CBS/YouGov electoral simulation. It shows that if the election were held today, President Obama would be re-elected with 332 electoral votes.