Potential Trouble for GOP: Huge Clinton Lead in Florida Latinos

Politico: She's up 30 points, which one pollster sees as 'terrifying' for Republicans
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2016 1:02 PM CDT
Potential Trouble for GOP: Huge Clinton Lead in Florida Latinos
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Selma, N.C.   (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Hillary Clinton might have a problem among black voters in Florida, but she certainly does not among Latinos, a bipartisan poll suggests. It shows Clinton with a 30-point lead over Donald Trump, 60% to 30%, among 800 likely Hispanic voters in the Sunshine State. Trump leads among Cuban-Americans, who historically lean Republican, but not by such lengths as might be expected, reports Politico: He's up 49% to 42%. “These Florida numbers are not only ominous for Donald Trump—they’re downright terrifying for Republicans nationwide,” says one pollster (though Politico notes he is "Democratic-leaning.")

Clinton, meanwhile, is ahead by 49 points in Arizona and 53 points in Nevada among likely Hispanic voters, according to Univision surveys. ABC News notes that more Hispanic voters are voting early than in the last presidential election. In Florida, for instance, which has 2.2 million registered Hispanic voters, they have accounted for 14% of early voters, up from 11% four years ago. “Hispanic voters may play a big role in this election because of the prominence of the illegal immigration issue and control of the nation's southern border,” says a University of Buffalo professor. (More Election 2016 stories.)

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