Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Poll watch: Hispanics help drive President Obama's approval rating to a fresh low

The Washington Examiner reports:

President Obama's approval rating has slipped to a fresh low of 41 percent amid a myriad of scandals involving mismanagement and alleged corruption at multiple federal agencies and a significant loss of support among Hispanics, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

The recent decline is notable in that it has been rather sudden, consisting of several sharp dips occurring just after the start of this year. Also notable: The president has lost a considerable amount of support from the Hispanic community, his approval rating plummeting to 44 percent, down from its previous posting of 67 percent in January 2013. The decline comes at a time when the border between the U.S. and Mexico has been overrun with thousands of abandoned immigrant children and teenagers.