ADVERTISEMENT
Recent polls show that Romney has fallen badly behind with Latino voters, the fastest growing demographic group in the American electorate. A survey released Wednesday by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal showed President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe Memo: Centrists change tone of Democratic race Political purity tests are for losers Deportations lower under Trump administration than Obama: report MORE with a 34 percentage point lead among Latinos.

That gap is expected to play a major impact in swing states like New Mexico and Colorado, where Democrats believe their advantage with Latino voters could tip the scales.

Romney has released Spanish versions of his first two general election ads and appeared earlier this week at a forum for Latino business owners in Washington in an effort to court minority voters.

The Romney campaign also condemned Becerra's remarks in a statement to Univision.

“These comments are unfortunate, but they aren’t surprising given the desperate and negative reelection campaign President Obama is running,” said Romney adviser Albert Martinez. “Democrats are lashing out with outrageous rhetoric because they’re frustrated at the reality that President Obama broke his promise to Hispanic voters while his party controlled Congress.”