Among Americans, Latinos Have Most Shifting Views Of Obama, Poll Says

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Latinos have varied the most among Americans in their view over the years of President Barack Obama’s job performancea new Gallup poll shows.

From 2009 to 2013, Latinos’ approval rates for Obama swung from a low of 49 percent to a high of 80 percent. They averaged a 63 percent approval rate for the period that the poll covered.

That 31-point swing during the five years marks a significantly wider variation than that of non-Hispanic whites and blacks.

Blacks showed the smallest variation, giving Obama the most consistently high approval rates, with a low of 84 percent and a high of 94 percent. That brought their average approval rate for Obama in the five-year period that the poll examined to 89 percent.

For whites, the average approval rate was 41 percent, dropping to a low of 34 percent and going to a high of 58 percent

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