Photo: Karl Rove
This week on Fox Business Network, former top presidential adviser Carl Rove also said that President Obama’s numbers are tumbling in the Latino community not simply due to lack of immigration reform but also due to a general dissatisfaction in Obama’s performance.
He won the Hispanic vote in 2008 by a 67-31 margin — in Gallup . . . among the Hispanics he only has 47 percent approval — that doesn’t portend well for the president’s chances of re-election chances among Latinos,” Rove said. “I think the president made a tactical mistake by emphasizing today in his meeting comprehensive immigration reform. First of all, he has done nothing on it in 2009 and 2010 to push it — it’s too late to get it done in 2011 and 2012 — he is assuming that this is the issue that is going to move Latinos.
“I think his numbers are poor in the Latino community because he has done a lousy job from the perspective of a lot of people in the community on jobs, deficit, debt, spending, and healthcare,” Rove continued. “The president is sort of trying to pull one issue out, and sort of hope that he can regain his standing . . . by doing so — but I don’t think it is the central issue upon which a lot of opinions have been changed.”