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Support for President Barack Obama among Hispanic Americans has plunged 23 percent points over the past year, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.

The poll results did not explore the reasons for the drop in support, but reported Obama’s support among Hispanics dropped from 75 percent in December 2012 to 52 percent in November 2013.

The poll shows a drop in support for Obama among all 40 subgroups of Americans included in the survey.

Other significant drops in support were among making under $24,000 per year, nonwhites, moderates, moderate Democrats and Americans ages 18-29.

Regionally, Obama’s support in the Eastern states has fallen from 59 percent to 44 percent; dropped from 52 percent to 38 percent in the Midwest; slipped from 56 percent to 45 percent in the West; and tumbled from 48 percent to 38 percent in the South.

The subgroup most enthusiastic about Obama are black Americans, who give the president an approval rating of 83 percent, down from 92 percent a year ago.

Democratic support for Obama has dropped from 91 percent to 78 percent, the support of independents has fallen from 49 percent to 34 percent; and Republicans who weren’t in his corner in the first place have gone from 7 percent approval to 5 percent approval.

Margin of error reported by Gallup are plus or minus 1 percent point for results overall and plus or minus 4 percentage points for Hispanics.

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