When George W. Bush was re-elected in 2004, he won 40% of the Hispanic vote. In 2012, in his loss to Barack Obama, Mitt Romney carried 28%.
Donald Trump is on the verge of making Hispanic voting great again – for Democrats:
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton holds a huge lead over rival Donald Trump among Hispanic voters, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll out Thursday.
Among likely Hispanic voters, Clinton earns 65 percent of support compared to Trump’s 17 percent, the poll finds. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson earned 9 percent while Green Party candidate Jill Stein has 2.
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A vast majority of Hispanics surveyed – 8 in 10 – have negative views of the Republican nominee. Seven in 10 have “very negative” feelings of Trump, according to the poll, while only 15 percent have a somewhat or very positive view of him.
It’s actually worse for Trump if Johnson and Stein are removed from the equation as they appear to be taking from Hillary Clinton. In a head to head match-up, Clinton beats Trump 71 percent to 18 percent.
Either way, it’s pretty bad.