A new poll commissioned by the pro-immigration group Presente finds that Hispanic registered voters broadly support President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration and oppose potential Republican moves to stop him.
Seventy-four percent oppose a potential lawsuit against Obama; 23 percent support it. Eighty percent oppose defunding the new actions; 18 percent support it, according to the poll conducted by Latino Decisions.
All told, the survey found that 89 percent of Latinos support Obama’s actions when described to them by the pollster, while 10 percent oppose them. Hispanics blamed Republicans over Obama and Democrats for the failure of immigration reform by a 64-24 percent margin.
Here’s how they were described:
Notably, 76 percent of Republican-affiliated Hispanics support Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration, the poll found.
When it comes to the public at large, the task of selling the proposal may be more difficult for Obama.
According to a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released one day before the actions were announced, 48 percent of Americans opposed the idea of Obama taking executive action on immigration, while 38 percent supported the idea.
The Latino Decisions survey featured 405 registered Hispanic voters across the country from Nov. 20-22, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.