Monday, December 17, 2018

According to new poll Latino enthusiasm over midterms spikes

 

Voter enthusiasm among Latinos has spiked, which could be bad news for Republicans in the upcoming election, according to a poll released yesterday.

Thirty-six percent of Latino voters surveyed in the Reuters/Ipsos poll said that they were “certain to vote,” jumping nine points from 27 percent in the 2014 midterms, when Latino voter turnout hit record lows and Republicans took back the Senate and held the House.

That rise in voter enthusiasm is almost double the general rise in voter enthusiasm over the last four years, according to Reuters. This is particularly true among Democratic Latino respondents, 42 percent of which said they were “certain” to vote.

Sixty percent surveyed said they would vote Democratic, at least in House races, while 32 percent said they’d vote Republican. All in all, the poll found that 55 percent of likely Latino voters identify as Democrats, while 31 percent call themselves Republicans and 12 independents.

Fifty-three percent of Latino voters said they were “very motivated” to choose a candidate for Congress who opposes Trump. The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted from Sep. 1 to Oct. 29 and spoke to 223 Latinos.

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