Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Hispanic Attitudes Towards Presidential Candidates' Policies
Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from April 9th – 26th, 2012 about Hisplanic attitudes towards Presidential candidates' policies.
- Most American are not really tuned into political issues right now, for those that are, they are closely divided between Obama and Romney on immigration policy.
- White Americans are more likely to support Romney on immigration (33%) while African Americans (55%) and Hispanics (33%) are more likely to support Obama on immigration.
- Most Americans support the individual components of the Arizona law in general and the actual law in particular (71% favor).
- However, a majority of Hispanics oppose the law (53%).
- Most Americans believe that illegal immigrants should be deported (69%).
- Americans have widely divergent views on the impact of race on the American experience.
- Most whites believe minorities are treated fairly in the US (46%). Most African Americans (49%) and a plurality of Hispanics (35%) disagree with that notion.
- Likewise, most whites disagree with the idea that minorities have to work harder than whites to achieve the same level of success (41%). Large majorities of African Americans (72%) and Hispanics (58%) agree with this idea.
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from April 9th – 26th, 2012. For the survey, a sample of
2,079 Americans was interviewed online. The precision of the Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points for all respondents. For more information about credibility intervals, please see the appendix.
The data were weighted to the U.S. current population data by gender, age, education, ethnicity and a political values scale. Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Figures marked by an asterisk (*) indicate a
percentage value of greater than zero but less than one half of a per cent. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding.
More data and full technical details are available in the topline document attached.
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