Fewer than half of Latinos support Obamacare or a path to citizenship

Posted by on Apr 01, 2013 at 10:32 am

According to a Pew Research Center poll released last week, just 49 percent of Hispanics believe those currently living in the United States illegally should be allowed to become citizens. A whopping 80 percent of Hispanics do believe that illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S., but many of them also believe granting them permanent residency would be a more acceptable out come.

And The Los Angeles Times reports today that while just 19 percent of Latinos have an unfavorable view of Obamacare, another 32 percent don’t know how they feel about the law. That means just 48 percent of Latinos have a favorable opinion of Obamacare.

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6 Responses to “Fewer than half of Latinos support Obamacare or a path to citizenship”

  1. this space for rent on 1/01/13 at 10:43 am

    Too bad so sad but no one in Fedzilla cares what they think. Welcome aboard comrades.

  2. MT Geoff on 1/01/13 at 10:47 am

    It’s remarkable how people support the conservative and libertarian positions when pollsters ask, but then vote for the party that works the opposite way. Apparently their fondness for their own goodies blinds them to the damage that the goodie system produces.

  3. Just Passing Through on 1/01/13 at 1:10 pm

    Why should the opinion(s) of the lawbreaking criminals matter at all? They should be punished for breaking the law, period. Wow, what concepts, laws written representing the will of the citizens, and actually enforcing them!

  4. MT Geoff on 1/01/13 at 1:49 pm

    @#3, JPT — the opinions of law-breaking criminals should carry little weight. Most people who identify as “Latino”, “Chicano” or “Hispanic” are citizens or legal residents, many of several generations.

  5. Just Passing Through on 1/01/13 at 2:24 pm

    Citizens should not be “grouped” at all, except as citizens. Equality and all that.

  6. Neo on 1/01/13 at 6:41 pm

    Last week UK Prime Minister David Cameron made a major speech on immigration, further stoking up the vicious witch-hunt against migrant workers that has dominated British politics recently.

    Cameron said the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government was pledged to end Britain’s reputation as a “soft touch” for immigrants by restricting their rights to state benefits, National Health Service (NHS) treatment and social housing. Immigration Minister Mark Harper declared, “We want to make sure our rules are among the toughest in the world.”