Trump and Latino Republicans?
One poll says he is doing well with Latino Republicans (via the NY Post):
Despite his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is the favorite among Latino Republicans, according to new polling results revealed to The Post.
Thirty eight percent favor Trump, followed by Cuban American Ted Cruz (15 percent), Jeb Bush (14 percent) and Cuban American Marco Rubio (8 percent), according to the national poll conducted by the Beck Research for the American Federation for Children.
One the one hand, one would think that Cruz and Rubio would be doing better than they are with this demographic and that Trump’s statements about Mexicans would be more damaging. However, I would note that these numbers are not that far off from polling on general GOP support for the various candidates, and hence not all that surprising.
Here is the info on the survey (with which I am unfamiliar):
The poll was conducted Jan. 19-24 and surveyed 1,100 likely voters. The survey of general election voters was conducted to survey school choice, and found 70 percent of Americans favor it, with even stronger support for education options among Hispanics and young people.
In looking at the poll report itself, there is no mention of candidate preference, but focuses on the poll’s main emphasis: school vouchers. Hence, I am not sure exactly was was “revealed to The Post.”