Hispanic Approval Ratings For Obama Plummet, According To New Gallup Poll Reuters

Hispanics make up a significant portion of the American population -- according to data from the United States Census Bureau, non-Hispanic whites are still the largest racial group in the country (197.8 million).

Taking the presence of Hispanics in the country into consideration, the political opinions of Latinos living in the US are important to keep in mind, as their power in the political system will only strengthen with the increasing population. According to a recent Gallup poll, President Barack Obama's approval rating amongst Latino voters has seen a significant fall. Specifically, the poll found that Obama's approval rating of 72 percent in early 2013 is currently at 52 percent.

"President Obama has lost significantly more support among Hispanics than among the national population since the months following his reelection in November 2012, although Hispanics' ratings of Obama remain 10 points above the national average," shares Gallup in their summary of their findings. "The significant uptick in Hispanics' approval at the time of the 2012 election, and the subsequent significant drop, may reflect unfulfilled promises that Obama made during the campaign about immigration reform."

The Gallup poll echoes the findings of a NBC/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll, released earlier this month, which found that President Obama's approval rating among Hispanics fell by 47 percent. The survey also found that 56 percent of Hispanics felt that the country was on the wrong track and overall disagreement with President Obama increased from 30 percent in April 2013 to 39 percent. According to EFE, immigration reform is a major part of Hispanic discontent, as 77 percent of Hispanics believe immigration reform should include a path for undocumented immigrants.

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