70 pc Hispanics have high job approval for Obama: Poll

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 05, 2013 11:00 hrs

As America heatedly discusses immigration reform, President Barack Obama continues to enjoy a majority job approval rating from Hispanics, according to a poll.

Gallup, which polled 1,288 Hispanics throughout January, showed that Obama's job rating stood at 70 percent. While this is a 12 percentage point increase since August 2012, his approval did fall by 5 percentage points, from when he gained a hefty 75 percent approval from the group in December, reports Politico.

Obama has been widely favoured by Hispanics throughout his presidency, with there being an average 13-point gap between the job approval rating of Hispanics and all Americans, according to Gallup.

Currently, the gap is at 18 points, with 52 percent of all Americans approving of the president's job.

Only black voters (at 92 percent), Democrats (at 90 percent), and liberals (at 82 percent) had a higher January approval rating.

The Hispanic vote is becoming increasingly coveted, with Republicans hoping to tap into the group that Obama won the November 2012 election by 71 percent to 27 percent over GOP nominee Mitt Romney. (ANI)

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