Obama’s Approval Remains at All-Time Low Among Hispanics, Says Gallup

By Terence P. Jeffrey | April 28, 2011 | 4:49 PM EDT

President Barack Obama speaks to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute dinner in 2010. (AP photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama’s approval rating remained at an all-time low among Hispanic Americans last week, according to the Gallup poll.

For the second week in a row only 47 percent of Hispanics said they approved of the job Obama was doing as president.

Obama’s approval rating among Hispanics first dropped to 47 percent in the week of April 11-17, 2011, according to Gallup. It then stayed at that level for the week of April 18-24.

Prior to this month, there were only two other weeks when Obama’s approval rating dropped below 50 percent among Hispanics. In the week of Sept. 20-26, 2010, his approval dropped to 49 percent among Hispanics and in the week of July 26-Aug.1, 2010, it dropped to 48 percent.

Obama’s approval among Hispanic Americans has declined dramatically since early in his presidency.  In the week April 20-26, 2009 and May 11-17, 2009, his approval rating among Hispanics hit 85 percent, its all-time high.

Gallup typically asks more than 3,500 people per week whether they approve or disapprove of the job the president is doing.

According to the Pew Hispanic Center’s analysis of the 2008 presidential election exit polls, then-Sen. Barack Obama defeated Sen. John McCain 67 percent to 31 percent among Hispanic voters.