As we reported the other day, President Donald Trump has done away with the White House’s Cinco de Mayo celebration, which has been tradition for 16 years. Instead, there will be a smaller celebration held elsewhere, with Mike Pence headlining the event.
It’s a shame Trump chose this year to discontinue the celebration, because he has a lot to celebrate, particularly when it comes to his support in the Hispanic community. In fact, despite some notable controversial claims in the past, Hispanics rate Trump more favorably than the general public.
That is 55 percent higher than the total Latino vote for Trump in the election. He won just 29 percent.
“The biggest surprise in this new poll is Trump’s approval among Hispanic voters, which is at 45 percent approval/51 percent disapproval. In February the numbers were less among Hispanics at 39 percent approval/53 percent disapproval,” said Zogby.
The surge comes as Trump’s overall approval rating fell from 48 percent to 43 percent in Zogby’s latest survey.
It also coincided with Trump’s push for border security funding. And, as other surveys have found, Zogby’s said that Trump’s supporters remain committed to him. “
While Trump’s anti-illegal immigration stance (focussing primarily on Mexican illegals) has been characterized as anti-immigrant, most legal immigrants agree with Trump on the issue. In fact, a larger percentage of Hispanic voters in the election supporter Trump’s immigration plan (59 percent) over Hillary Clinton’s (33 percent). Was there any reason to assume that they’d be pro-illegal immigration in the first place?
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]