In part thanks to the media, there’s been a “Trump Effect.” Those previously detached from politics completely have been drawn into this election, representing both sides of the political spectrum. It’s needless to say few have a “neutral” opinion of The Donald.
This has obviously benefited Trump in many ways – with a significant number of Democrats predicted to defect for the candidate. In the opposite direction however, Trump is polling poorly with women, but not as poorly as he’s polling with the Hispanic community.
As NBC News reports, Donald Trump is poised to get the lowest vote ever among Latinos if he becomes the Republican candidate for president, says a recent poll commissioned by America’s Voice, a group that advocates for immigration reform. [Of course, the mission of the organization polling certainly does not go unnoticed for its potential to skew the poll results.]
Latino Decisions interviewed a total of 2,200 Latino registered voters conducted in English or Spanish, according to the respondent’s choice. The national sample carries a margin of error of +/-2.1 percentage points.
According to the poll, Donald Trump also garners the most unfavorable view among Latinos, with 87 percent of Latinos saying they see him as unfavorable.
As for some historical perspective; George W. Bush won almost 40 percent of the Latino vote in 2004, with some estimates showing Ronald Reagan doing as well 20 years earlier, marking the high point of the Republican potential for Latino voters. Donald Trump, according to the poll, would mark a new low point for the GOP in the contest for the growing Latino population. Pew Research Center estimates that there is more than 27 million Latinos eligible to vote for 2016.
When the numbers look like this, it’s no wonder Democrats are doing everything they can to try to naturalize illegals ahead of the election.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]