Nothing has disappointed Latinos more than administration’s handling of immigration
August 20, 2010 § Leave a comment
from the Guardian
Obama’s popularity ratings have fallen dramatically since January, when Obama make scant reference to immigration reform in his State of the Union speech. And the Spanish-language media, and key Latino political figures have sharply criticised the president, with some even urging Latino voters to stay home in November. The White House had hoped that its high-profile lawsuit against Arizona and its attempts to paint Republicans as bigots would rally Latinos. But there’s little evidence of this so far. A CNN poll conducted in mid-July, well after the administration filed suit, found only 50% of Latinos leaning toward Democratic candidates – and a whopping 42% leaning toward Republicans.