In contrast to some who claim that executive action is actually hurting Obama and the Democrats among Latinos, this week’s WSJ/NBC/Telemundo poll reflects others in finding the opposite. Latino support for Obama has spiked since executive action, which is going to mean trouble for Latinos in 2016 and beyond.
Here are the poll numbers:
- 57% of Hispanics approve of the president, compared to 47% in September
- 56% of Hispanics approve of Obama’s policies on immigration, a jump from 45% in May 2010
- 66% of Hispanics say the president is doing “very” or “somewhat” well in relation to issues important to Hispanic community; only 30% said the same of Republicans.
The survey was conducted among 250 Hispanic adults between Dec. 10-14 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 6.2 percentage points.