Yet Most Americans Are Proud of President Mendoza by Debra Heine 5 Feb 2013 post a comment Share This: In response to President Mario Mendoza: Well, with his current high approval ratings (52-60% in various polls) we know most Americans are proud of President Mendoza. His approval rating among Hispanics stands at a remarkable 70%. Doug Ross recently posted the chart above to illustrate the depressing disconnect. As John Nolte noted earlier this morning, this is all made possible by O's touchingly protective palace guard: It's pretty easy to have a 54% approval rating when the media either refuses to report bad economic news, or manufactures happy talk around news that can't be ignored. How much worse does it have to get before the president's lame excuses and strawmen fail to fool the mushy middle? I wish I knew.