Election 2012

Obama: GOP Alienated Latinos

Believes this will contribute to November win

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President Obama said Tuesday that if he is to win a second term, it will be because of support from Latino voters.

In an interview with the Des Moines Register, which was originally conducted off the record but made public Wednesday, Obama said he is "confident" that he can get immigration reform done next year. He credited his strong Latino support in large part due to the Republican missteps.

"Since this is off the record, I will just be very blunt. Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community," Obama told the influential Iowa paper.