NBC/WSJ Poll: Hispanic Support for President Collapses
Only 44 Percent Approve of Job Performance
(Washington, D.C.) – According to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll – released today – approval of President Obama has fallen by 23 points among Latinos since January, 2013. Overall, the poll shows dissatisfaction among all Americans with the job the president is doing. Just 41 percent approve of his performance in office – and a full 54 percent say that he can't lead or get things done.
The collapse of support among Latinos should come as no surprise, as previous polls show the same frustration. The new health care law is deeply unpopular among Latinos – as illustrated by surveys in Colorado and Texas, among others. And other leading pollsters have also found support for the president among Latinos collapsing.
Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement:
"As a candidate for office in 2008, President Obama made many promises. He vowed to tackle Immigration reform, to cut wasteful federal spending, to get the economy moving again, to restore respect for the United States abroad, and to bring down the cost of health care in America. None of these has come true and Hispanics, like all Americans, have taken notice. But even more frustrating is the fact that the president no longer seems to be trying. While working families live paycheck to paycheck, and hope for things to get better, they see the same old partisan games in Washington.
If the president is unwilling to lead on cutting spending, reducing Deficit s, and bringing down the cost of essentials like Education , food, gas, and health care, then things are not going to get better. It's this inaction that has left so many Americans disillusioned and disappointed."