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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Arizona Law and the Hispanic/Latino Vote

According to Latino Decisions, Hispanics disapprove of the Arizona immigration law and the GOP's handling of the issue -- but aren't happy with Democrats, either:
While the salience has increased, the survey finds that Obama’s poll numbers are slipping, especially on the issue of immigration, perhaps due to perceived inaction. More Latinos now disapprove of Obama’s handling of immigration in Arizona than approve, and a majority now feel that inaction by Obama is going back on a campaign promise. As the November election draws near, both political parties have a lot of work to do in addressing the immigration issue if they are to engage and mobilize the Latino electorate.

"And please tell me if you approve, disapprove or neither approve nor disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling each of the following issues. How about immigration?" If unsure: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approving or disapproving of the way Barack Obama is handling immigration?"

..............Approve...Disapprove

All................38............50

Hispanics...45.............47

"Who do you trust to do a better job of handling illegal immigration: the Democrats or the Republicans?"

..............Democrats...Republicans

All................36............46

Hispanics...58............25