A national poll by Latino Decisions shows that Hispanic voters overwhelmingly support the new executive action by President Obama. The poll found that 89 percent support Obama’s decision to go around Congress and grant legal status to up to 5 million illegal immigrants.
The poll, conducted Nov. 20 to 22 also showed that 80 percent of Hispanic voters oppose congressional Republicans’ plans to defund Obama’s executive actions.
A total of 73 percent said that if Congress fails to pass immigration reform legislation — which Obama has said would supersede his moves — they want to see additional executive action by the president to give legal status to more illegal immigrants.
According to the poll, support among Hispanic voters for the president’s executive action is bipartisan.
The poll found that 64 percent of respondents have friends, family members, coworkers or acquaintances who are here illegally.
The poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent, was commissioned by Presente.org, an online organizing group; the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities, a network of community groups; and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, a civic participation group.