Tags: gallup | obama | hispanic | voters

Gallup: Obama Losing Support of Hispanic Voters

Image: Gallup: Obama Losing Support of Hispanic Voters

Thursday, 05 Dec 2013 05:57 PM

By Cathy Burke

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
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.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Rubio Showing Growing D.C. Donor Base

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 16:35 PM

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio hasn't brought in the most money of any potential 2016 presidential candidate during . . .

GOP Making Bold Play for US Senate Seat in Oregon

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 11:28 AM

The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elect . . .

Viguerie: Time for Tea Party to Take Back 'Hijacked' Republican Party

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 21:00 PM

Tea party conservatives who are angry at establishment Republicans for allowing the GOP to be hijacked need to "take o . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved