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Gallup: Obama Losing Support of Hispanic Voters

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Thursday, 05 Dec 2013 05:57 PM

By Cathy Burke

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Hispanics' approval of President Barack Obama has taken its steepest dive since his re-election, a Gallup poll showed Thursday.

The poll showed Obama's approval rating recorded a 23-percentage-point drop among Hispanics since last year, compared with an average drop among all Americans of 12 percent.

Fifty-two percent of Hispanics approve of Obama — but that's a drop from 75 percent in December 2012, the poll showed.

Exit polls showed Obama won Hispanics by a 71percent to 27 percent margin in the 2012 election against GOP nominee Mitt Romney, The Hill noted.

"Obama was re-elected with a 50 percent job approval rating, based on his October 2012 monthly average, which increased to an average 53 percent in December 2012," a Gallup analysis stated, adding the president’s "rough start to his second term" resulted in his job approval declining to 41 percent in November, "matching the lowest monthly average of his presidency to date."

Other voting groups making up Obama's support base also have seen 15-point plus drop offs, including people making less than $24,000 a year, nonwhites, and young voters, the poll showed.

Democrats have seen a 13-point drop, while centrist Democratic approval of Obama dropped 16 percent.

The new drops among key Obama support groups comes just a day after a survey released by Harvard’s Institute of Politics showed a similar decline in support among young people.

Gallup noted Hispanics have been the most volatile demographic in terms of supporting Obama throughout his presidency. His approval among Hispanics peaked at 80 percent; his lowest rating level was 49 percent.

The president’s approval rating has taken a beating among every demographic, Gallup noted; his overall approval stands at 41 percent in November's monthly Gallup average.

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