Three months after President Barack Obama announced plans to suspend deportation for some undocumented immigrants, Latinos are giving him higher ratings for his handling of immigration reform.
In a new Fox News Latino poll of 887 likely Latino voters nationwide, 58 percent of respondents say they approve of the job Obama is doing on immigration, 32 percent disapprove.
HOW THE POLL WAS CONDUCTED
The poll was conducted between the 11th and 13th of September among a random sample of 887 likely Latino voters across the country. The margin of sampling error is three percentage points.
Independent Latinos—who are considered particularly crucial in this presidential election—were evenly split, with 42 percent approving and 42 percent disapproving. Among Democrat Latinos, 77 percent approved, 14 percent disapproved. Republican Latinos largely (65 percent) disapprove, 26 percent approve.
Overall, Latinos graded Obama higher in the new poll than they did in earlier polls, when some 60 percent of Latinos said they disapproved of the way the administration had handled immigration, notably deportations, which have reached a record number under his presidency.
His new policy of so-called “deferred action,” political experts say, seems to have at least in part energized Latino voters. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, allows undocumented immigrants to apply for a work permit and a temporary stay if they were brought to the country as children and have no criminal background. Read the full article on FOX NEWS Latino.