NEWS BRIEF After the 2012 presidential election, the Republican National Committee released its autopsy report, pledging to make a concerted effort to reach Latino voters, after Mitt Romney only garnered 27 percent of their support. Then came Donald Trump, whose inflammatory rhetoric alienated a large swath of the Latino electorate and hampered the GOP’s outreach effort. A newly released Univision poll shows the repercussions of that.
The poll, released Thursday, found that 53 percent of Latinos would not vote for a Republican candidate in future elections, compared with 35 percent who said they would. Sixty-four percent of Latinos have an unfavorable view of the Republican Party. Consistent with previous findings, Trump continues to trail behind Hillary Clinton among Latinos, with Clinton at 67 percent and Trump at 19 percent. More than three-quarters of Latinos have an unfavorable view of the presumptive Republican nominee.
The Univision poll surveyed 1,000 Latino registered voters between July 1 and July 10 in both English and Spanish. The findings shed light on the top issues for Latinos: jobs and the economy, at 25 percent; immigration, at 18 percent; and terrorism, at 12 percent. Sixty-three percent of Latinos trust Clinton will handle immigration better than Trump.