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Obama's Approval Has Dropped 36 Points Among Hispanics, Says Gallup
CNSNews.com ^ | August 19, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 08/19/2011 7:53:38 AM PDT by markomalley

Only 49 percent of Hispanic Americans said last week they approve of the job Barack Obama is doing as president, according to the Gallup poll. That is down 36 points from the high of 85 percent that Obama’s approval hit among Hispanics in the Gallup poll in the spring of 2009, his first year as president.

Obama’s approval among Hispanics hit an all-time low of 45 percent in the last week of July, according to Gallup. It has rebounded modestly since then.

Obama’s declining approval among Hispanics came before the administration announced a new policy on Thursday that will allow Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to suspend deportation proceedings against illegal aliens if she does not deem their cases sufficiently serious to require enforcement of the immigration law or if she believes their continued presence in the United States will not be a threat to national security or public safety.


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1 posted on 08/19/2011 7:53:42 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Well, most Hispanics work for a living and many of them run businesses. Like Black Americans, I don’t beleive many of them favor homosexuals.

There are good reasons Obama is beginning to loose traction with these groups.


2 posted on 08/19/2011 7:55:39 AM PDT by ZULU (McConnell and Boehner are the Judas and Ephialtes of the 21st Century)
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To: ZULU

They’ll vote for him anyway.


3 posted on 08/19/2011 7:56:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

It came before he told hispanics he will defy the law and screw all legal citizens by protecting non citizens who are stealing their jobs and have absolutely zero right to be here, except to vote for Obama.


4 posted on 08/19/2011 7:56:14 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: ZULU

New DHS rules cancel deportations
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/18/new-dhs-rules-cancel-deportations/
he’ll make up for those with these.


5 posted on 08/19/2011 7:57:59 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: markomalley

No wonder just before he left for Martha’s Vineyard, he issued a backdoor amnesty by executive order to stop deporting illegals pending a “case by case” review


6 posted on 08/19/2011 8:01:07 AM PDT by silverleaf (The super rich do not pay taxes, they collect taxes.)
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To: markomalley
That is why he threw them a taco and a cervesa to wash it down with yesterday by EO the Dream Act.
7 posted on 08/19/2011 8:01:19 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Williams; WOBBLY BOB
It came before he told hispanics he will defy the law and screw all legal citizens by protecting non citizens who are stealing their jobs and have absolutely zero right to be here, except to vote for Obama.

I disagree.

I actually think Obama's illegal actions on immigration will not win him the hispanic vote. They are not stupid and will not just follow him because he is throwing this bone their way.

I bet his hispanic support remains around 50% on election day......a death knell for any liberal.

8 posted on 08/19/2011 8:03:05 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: dfwgator

Sad, but true.


9 posted on 08/19/2011 8:03:25 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: markomalley

slow learners.

they clog up our schools, businesses and politics.


10 posted on 08/19/2011 8:05:09 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: markomalley

He thinks it is going to spike back to 85%, what an idiot... it is barely going to move.

The #1 thing that Hispanics want is a roaring economy, if he isn’t delivering that, they don’t give a rip about this.

Hispanics have a small group of very active agitators on this issue, but the majority of them want what everyone else wants....a stable, safe, prosperous society.

The Democrats love dividing everyone into groups and stereotyping them then polarizing them in a attempt of being able to put their votes in their pocket.

The only group this has worked with was with Blacks....when this effort fails with Hispanics, I wish that these guys would take this time for self reflection and realize the assumptions of a political pay-off from such a large diverse group never happen and it is racist for them to have assumed this.


11 posted on 08/19/2011 8:05:44 AM PDT by dila813
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To: markomalley

Are these “illegal” Hispanic Americans, or legal Hispanic Americans?

They are probably coming to the catholic conclusion that he is the diablo.


12 posted on 08/19/2011 8:05:57 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: markomalley
Well this explains the back door amnesty...

What that tells me is the Obama has given up on winning the white independent vote in 2012. He's going to do everything in his power from now until election day to stoke racial tension, hoping to win with a massive black/hispanic turnout plus the 30% "core" white liberal vote. Never thought I'd see the day where a sitting president would risk a full blown race war to further his political goals.

13 posted on 08/19/2011 8:09:55 AM PDT by apillar
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To: ZULU

>Like Black Americans, I don’t beleive many of them favor homosexuals.<

Based on what I witnessed at an after-school program in east L.A. firsthand, the newer mex-am generation are all for it. But my mex neighbors (mostly parents) whom I know personally are disgusted by it.


14 posted on 08/19/2011 8:11:20 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: max americana

the newer mex-am generation are all for it

Brainwashed by Hollyweird culture and the leftist teachers.


15 posted on 08/19/2011 8:13:21 AM PDT by ZULU (McConnell and Boehner are the Judas and Ephialtes of the 21st Century)
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To: markomalley
Maybe the American Hispanics realize that two main things that hurt them, illegals and Democrats. King Obama is not to be trusted and he will kill their wages of workers and drive business out of business.
16 posted on 08/19/2011 8:14:41 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: markomalley

And that is why he’s paying them off with amnesty. POS needs to be shipped back to whatever grass hut he came from.


17 posted on 08/19/2011 8:26:13 AM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after you vote in Perry - Tried to warn you he's a RINO.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
Are these “illegal” Hispanic Americans, or legal Hispanic Americans?

I work with seven LEGAL Hispanics and not one supports him. One even printed several pictures of the won and took them to his private pistol range. He brought his "targets" to work the following week. I told him to make those disappear.

18 posted on 08/19/2011 8:27:23 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: dfwgator

“They’ll vote for him anyway.”


They’d have to be STUPID to do that. I don’t think they’re stupid.


19 posted on 08/19/2011 8:30:44 AM PDT by lawley
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To: Erik Latranyi
I bet his hispanic support remains around 50% on election day......a death knell for any liberal.

There have been few polls taken of legal Hispanics, but every one that I'm aware of says that this group is profoundly against amnesty of any kind.

And why not? It's only common sense. Ethnicity alone doesn't trump nationality, cultural values and economic self-interest.

A strong stance against amnesty will gain Republicans votes in the legal Hispanic community.

20 posted on 08/19/2011 8:31:33 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: lawley

If they were stupid enough to vote for him the first time, they’ll be stupid enough to vote for him again.


21 posted on 08/19/2011 8:32:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

The fact that the approval rating has dropped as much PROVES to me they’re not (stupid).


22 posted on 08/19/2011 8:33:31 AM PDT by lawley
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To: lawley

Drop in approval ratings don’t mean much, for in the end, Obama will be “The Devil You Know.”


23 posted on 08/19/2011 8:36:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

Watch for that level of support skyrocket now with the new amnesty for “non-criminal” illegals. Most of any dropoff in support from Hispanics means they’re pissed he’s not moving fast enough on the amnesty issue.


24 posted on 08/19/2011 8:36:41 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: markomalley

The whole problem with Obama and the Democrats, as well as many Republicans, is the they keep trying to bundle all Hispanics as if they were an homogeneous group. They’re not. Cubans are different from Mexicans who are different from Puerto Ricans, who in turn are split between liberal Nuyoricans from the Northeast and more conservative islanders and Dixie Ricans from the South.

Second and third generation Cubans don’t care for illegal immigrants, and neither do Puerto Ricans who are natural born citizens of the U.S. Only Luis Gutierrez, born in Chicago of Puerto Rican parents, supports ammenesty because he has a large Chicano constituency, not a Puerto Rican one.

It is dumb and counterproductive to paint all Hispanics with the same brush.


25 posted on 08/19/2011 8:37:19 AM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: dfwgator

“Drop in approval ratings don’t mean much, for in the end, Obama will be “The Devil You Know.” “


Wait? You’re speaking for all hispanics here? Or, just overgeneralizing?


26 posted on 08/19/2011 8:37:43 AM PDT by lawley
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To: apillar
Never thought I'd see the day where a sitting president would risk a full blown race war to further his political goals.

Really? Seems the entire Democrat Party has been slowly building up towards that for about forty years.
27 posted on 08/19/2011 8:37:43 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Erik Latranyi
They are not stupid and will not just follow him because he is throwing this bone their way.

They're not stupid, that is true... but many of them are very nationalistic and they want amnesty ... and they want it now. So let's not be fooled... they're not going anywhere... they'll be in the dems' camp come Nov. 2012.

28 posted on 08/19/2011 8:39:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: lawley; dfwgator
They’d have to be STUPID to do that. I don’t think they’re stupid.

Stupid has nothing to do with it. It's all about the Mordida El Grande and expectation thereof.

29 posted on 08/19/2011 8:39:58 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Free Republic- Still AAA++ rated)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Never thought I’d see the day where a sitting president would risk a full blown race war to further his political goals.


Really? Seems the entire Democrat Party has been slowly building up towards that for about forty years.

Obama is the master of race wars. Blacks in this corner, whites in this corner, hispanics in this corner, asians in this corner, and nobody mix with each other, please. And don’t you DARE MESS WITH THE BLACKS!


30 posted on 08/19/2011 8:40:35 AM PDT by lawley
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To: lawley

Of course there are exceptions, but I don’t see Obama’s percentage of the Hispanic vote changing significantly in 2012.


31 posted on 08/19/2011 8:42:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cll

“...It is dumb and counterproductive to paint all Hispanics with the same brush.”


Thanks for your refreshing post. I think (hope) most Americans get it now.


32 posted on 08/19/2011 8:44:53 AM PDT by lawley
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To: Erik Latranyi
"I bet his hispanic support remains around 50% on election day....."

Lower than that if Rubio rides the bottom of the GOP ticket.

33 posted on 08/19/2011 8:46:40 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: dfwgator

“Of course there are exceptions, ...”


Right you are. I’ll just say those exceptions are growing with each passing day, to the extent that even some polls reflect same.


34 posted on 08/19/2011 8:47:41 AM PDT by lawley
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To: TADSLOS

...”It’s all about the Mordida El Grande and expectation thereof.”


Politics knows no color, and will not discriminate.


35 posted on 08/19/2011 8:50:18 AM PDT by lawley
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To: dfwgator
They’ll vote for him anyway.

Not against a Perry/Rubio ticket.

36 posted on 08/19/2011 8:53:54 AM PDT by RightFighter (Now back to my war station.)
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To: lawley

Ok, gotta get back to work, everybody. Hope to get a chance to read some more later!


37 posted on 08/19/2011 8:55:07 AM PDT by lawley
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To: lawley
Politics knows no color, and will not discriminate.

Really? Tell me more...I'm looking for some Friday afternoon enlightenment about how non-discriminatory politics is, especially when it comes to how "hispanics" cast their votes.

38 posted on 08/19/2011 8:57:56 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Free Republic- Still AAA++ rated)
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To: RightFighter

Right. A VP Rubio would help the GOP take back NM, CO, NV, FL among others. I think he would get those Hispanic soccer moms ( if they exist)


39 posted on 08/19/2011 9:00:37 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: dfwgator
Of course there are exceptions, but I don’t see Obama’s percentage of the Hispanic vote changing significantly in 2012.

The exceptions are minimal in practical terms, like mutancy is in nature. Seems we have this "hispanic" argument crop up every election cycle about how "hispanics" are here to save the GOP and set right all things conservative through their collective votes. It's the big lie for cornering a voting block and a dangerous form of ends justify the means pandering at the expense of national security, sovereignty and now more than ever- our economy.

40 posted on 08/19/2011 9:08:19 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Free Republic- Still AAA++ rated)
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To: silverleaf

“No wonder just before he left for Martha’s Vineyard, he issued a backdoor amnesty by executive order to stop deporting illegals pending a “case by case” review”

Interesting that he was able to accomplish that before he left for vacay, but the jobs plan will have to wait until Sept.

I think his low approval has more to do with not coming through on amnesty than anything. BUT, conservatives need to come up with a plan. I think the hardline conservatives spout about illegal immigration will eventually turn hispanics to democrats and eventually make them welfare slaves like the African Americans. A guaranteed Black and Hispanic vote for democrat will eventually make democrats impossible to defeat.


41 posted on 08/19/2011 9:12:51 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: lawley

You’re welcome.


42 posted on 08/19/2011 9:15:32 AM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I don’t see legal immigrants marching in the streets in protest to this or hear them melting down phone lines on conservative talk radio.


43 posted on 08/19/2011 11:06:03 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: cll

The primary divide in voting among Hispanics is Protestant/Catholic, the Protestants are about 50/50 republican, the Catholics are massively democrat.


44 posted on 08/19/2011 11:13:46 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Bristol Palin's book "Not Afraid Of Life: My Journey So Far" became a New York Times, best seller.)
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To: lawley

The overall Hispanic vote will go democrat as it always does, the best we can hope for is improvement.


45 posted on 08/19/2011 11:31:34 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Bristol Palin's book "Not Afraid Of Life: My Journey So Far" became a New York Times, best seller.)
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