- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Even as his support stagnates among others, President Obama saw a huge leap — 12 percentage points — in his approval rating among Hispanics after he announced his deportation amnesty last month, according to Gallup.

The polling company said Wednesday that 64 percent of Hispanics approve of Mr. Obama’s job performance, which is up 12 points from before his Nov. 20 amnesty announcement. Approval among white and black didn’t change over that time.

Most Americans oppose Mr. Obama’s order, which grants a three-year amnesty and work permits to allow more than 4 million illegal immigrants to compete legally for jobs. But Hispanics are generally supportive, with 64 percent of them saying they back the steps he took.

Gallup said Hispanics’ approval has been fickle, and they questioned whether the latest numbers have staying power. Indeed, in the last week his approval rating was lower than it was in the previous week, which was just after the immigration announcement.

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