Jorge Ramos may want nothing to do with him but Spanish-language daytime talk shows’ biggest name announced her support for the re-election of President Barack Obama.
This is the first time that Cristina Saralegui has endorsed a President or actively participated in a presidential campaign.
Saralegui’s “El Show de Cristina” premiered on Univision in 1989 and had high ratings for years until it was canceled in 2009 due to low viewership. Her endorsement is still huge though because she’s Cuban and her devoted audience skews older—two groups that have historically voted Republican.
President Obama holds a 34-point lead over presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney among registered Latino voters, according to a March NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll of Latino respondents.