GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s harsh immigration rhetoric may have launched him to frontrunner status for the Republican nomination, but it’s hurting him dearly among Hispanic voters, a new poll suggests.
The Washington Post-Univision News poll found that Democratic contender Hillary Clinton would win 73% of the Hispanic vote compared to just 16% for Trump. The ebullient property tycoon would fare worse among Latino voters than any of his GOP opponents, the poll found. Cruz, Rubio and Kasich would lose to Clinton by 38%, 30% and 43%, respectively.
Polls have not shown significant support for Trump among Hispanic voters since he entered the race, but his standing in that group has still faded after months of targeting immigrants as the cause of a slew of problems in the U.S. from unemployment to crime. Overall, eight in 10 Hispanic voters said they had an unfavorable view of Trump in the new poll.
The Washington Post and Univision News surveyed 1,200 registered Hispanic voters from across the country via phone between February 11 and 18. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.