President Barack Obama has overwhelming support from the Latino community, according to a new study conducted by the University of Washington.
Matt Barreto, an assistant professor of political science who is the poll's lead researcher, says, "President Obama campaigned heavily for the Latino vote in 2008 and remains very popular. In his first 100 days, he has appointed two Latinos to his inner circle and said immigration reform will be a priority in year one."
Fifty-one percent also mentioned immigration reform as an issue of extreme importance, even while conceding that Congress and the president must address other significant issues as well. Fifty-six percent said that the economy was the most important issue, and 79 percent feel that the president has been dealing with the crisis effectively.