Skip to comments.Obama's Approval Has Dropped 36 Points Among Hispanics, Says Gallup
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 Obamas approval hit among Hispanics in the Gallup poll in the spring of 2009, his first year as president.
Obamas 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.
Obamas 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.
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.
They’ll vote for him anyway.
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.
New DHS rules cancel deportations
he’ll make up for those with these.
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
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.
Sad, but true.
they clog up our schools, businesses and politics.
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.
Are these “illegal” Hispanic Americans, or legal Hispanic Americans?
They are probably coming to the catholic conclusion that he is the diablo.
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.
>Like Black Americans, I dont 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.
the newer mex-am generation are all for it
Brainwashed by Hollyweird culture and the leftist teachers.
And that is why he’s paying them off with amnesty. POS needs to be shipped back to whatever grass hut he came from.
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.
“Theyll vote for him anyway.”
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.
If they were stupid enough to vote for him the first time, they’ll be stupid enough to vote for him again.
The fact that the approval rating has dropped as much PROVES to me they’re not (stupid).
Drop in approval ratings don’t mean much, for in the end, Obama will be “The Devil You Know.”
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.
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.
“Drop in approval ratings dont mean much, for in the end, Obama will be The Devil You Know. “
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.
Stupid has nothing to do with it. It's all about the Mordida El Grande and expectation thereof.
Never thought I’d see the day where a sitting president would risk a full blown race war to further his political goals.
Of course there are exceptions, but I don’t see Obama’s percentage of the Hispanic vote changing significantly in 2012.
“...It is dumb and counterproductive to paint all Hispanics with the same brush.”
Lower than that if Rubio rides the bottom of the GOP ticket.
“Of course there are exceptions, ...”
...”It’s all about the Mordida El Grande and expectation thereof.”
Not against a Perry/Rubio ticket.
Ok, gotta get back to work, everybody. Hope to get a chance to read some more later!
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.
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)
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.
“No wonder just before he left for Marthas 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.
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.
The primary divide in voting among Hispanics is Protestant/Catholic, the Protestants are about 50/50 republican, the Catholics are massively democrat.
The overall Hispanic vote will go democrat as it always does, the best we can hope for is improvement.