With Falling Approval, Obama Loses Latino Support

Monday, September 26, 2011

President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on September 19, 2011. (Getty)

August's Gallup poll numbers showed that 41 percent of American adults approve of the way Obama is currently handling his job, an all-time low for the President. And some of the most significant declines in approval come from Latino voters — a group that was formerly solidly supportive of the President.

We're speaking with Gustavo Arellano, staff writer at the alternative newspaper OC Weekly, contributing editor at the Los Angeles Times, and author of the syndicated column "¡Ask a Mexican!"


Gustavo Arellano

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Jen Poyant

Comments [3]

Bruce Ackerson

Wow, where do you start with Obama? The military industrial complex is sucking money out of us for world hegemony. He's all for it. Corporations determine foreign policy. We pay, they profit. Torture, never mind. Single payer health care, he won't even fight for something that works. He has to force people to buy from companies who caused the problem in the first place. Moral hazard for banks is accomplished. Make them even bigger so they can't fail. Why did so much TARP money go to Deutsch Bank? Try out the bully pulpit once and a while. Educate the public.

Sep. 26 2011 10:22 AM

The truth is more mundane than all this navel gazing analysis suggests. The public was seduced and deceived by a charming and pandering politician who turned out to be incompetent and dishonest. It is not the first time and will not be the last.
Obama supporters should go into 2012 sadder but wiser and vote to keep the ability to change their lives in their hands and not some smooth talking politician.

Sep. 26 2011 09:10 AM
Jake from Detroit

I still like President Obama but regret voting for him. He is incorrect one to focus on and is simply a mouth piece for the same entities as President Bush. We need to shake off the offshore banking cartels and the ones with interest in the private Federal Reserve.

Sep. 26 2011 08:56 AM

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