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Gallup: Hispanic Support for Obama Falls


This Gallup report just out shows that President Obama’s approval rating among Hispanics (not to mention in general) actually went down following Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing.  

From the week of July 13–19 to the week July 20–26, Obama suffered a 7-point drop in support among Hispanics. 

Correlation does not mean causation, of course, but the fact that the drop occurred in the week following the Sotomayor confirmation hearings means at least one thing for the cynical, identity-politics play by the Obama White House: It didn’t work. 


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