Friday, December 6, 2019

Poll finds that Latinos in Florida are divided on Trump

As President Trump’s campaign launches its “Latinos for Trump” effort, new polling shows a divided Latino community — and opposition to Trump’s reelection.

The Telemundo Station Group’s 2019 Hispanic Opinion Poll found that 56% of Florida’s Latino registered voters would vote to replace Trump with a Democrat and 34% would vote to reelect the president. Vice President Mike Pence is set to be in Miami today for the roll-out of Latinos for Trump.

Democrats will hold their first debates of the primary season in Miami, with 10 candidates on stage Wednesday and 10 Thursday. Trump is in a much better position in Florida than in California and Texas, two other states with large Latino populations.

While in California, 66% favored replacing and 26% reelecting Trump, in Texas, 69% favored replacing and 25% reelecting the president. However, Florida is a more important state in the election.

The Florida poll, conducted from June 6-11 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy and released yesterday, found significant differences among Latino voters. Among Cuban-American voters in Florida, 57% said they’d vote to reelect Trump and 32% said they’d vote to replace him.

Among non-Cubans, 72% said they’d vote to replace Trump and 18% to reelect him. Mason-Dixon polled 400 Latino registered voters by landlines and cellphone. The poll also found 54% of Florida Latinos disapprove of Trump’s performance and 37% approve. Among Cuban Americans, 59% approve of Trump’s performance. Among non-Cubans, 67% disapprove of Trump’s performance.

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