Poll: Hispanics lean toward Democratic Party

Aug. 9, 2013 at 5:03 PM

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Hispanics in the United States are more likely to identify with the Democratic Party than the Republican Party, a Gallup poll found.

The poll, which was conducted between June 13 and July 5, found that 64 percent of U.S.-born Hispanic people and 57 percent of Hispanic immigrants are identify as Democrats or Democratic-leaning, Gallup reported.

Thirty percent of U.S.-born Hispanics and 25 percent of Hispanic immigrants said they identify as Republican or Republican-leaning, Gallup said.

Hispanics born outside the United States had a higher approval rating of President Barack Obama; 79 percent said they approved of Obama, while 17 percent said they disapproved.

Meanwhile, 59 percent of Hispanics born in the United States said they approved of Obama, while 39 percent disapproved.

Gallup interviewed 4,373 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Overall, 51 percent of respondent said they were born outside of the United States.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

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