A massive new poll sponsored by America’s Voice, a non-profit immigrant advocacy organization, and conducted by the polling firm, Latino Decisions, shows that Trump continues to lag far behind Hillary Clinton with Latinos.
The poll conducted between August 19 and August 30, surveyed over 3,700 Latino registered voters. The poll shows that Clinton remains far ahead of Trump in voter favorability, with 68 percent saying they had a favorable view of Clinton and only 21 percent saying they have favorable view of Trump.
The 47 percent advantage in favorability for Clinton, however, is exceeded by Latinos’ view of President Barack Obama, who has a 75 percent favorability rating among registered voters, suggesting a high level of involvement by the president in Clinton’s campaign would continue to help.
The survey also indicates that immigration as an issue is likely to remain a top concern for Latino voters, making Trump’s recent trip to Mexico and his immigration speech in Phoenix, a centerpiece of attention and could further damage any future attempts by the Republican Party to reach out to Latino voters after the election is over in November.
The economy also rates high on the list of issues for Latino voters. Recent reports show expectations of job growth slowed more than expected in August.
The survey results show that 70 percent of Latinos feel that Trump has made the Republican Party more hostile to Latinos and only 21 percent feel that the GOP truly cares about the Latino community. By contrast, 56 percent of Latinos see the Democratic Party as caring.
The United States presidential election of 2016 is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016.