In New Mexico rally, Trump makes a direct appeal to Hispanic voters

“Yesterday marked the beginning of the Hispanic Heritage Month — who’s Hispanic here?” Trump asked the cheering crowd of several thousand supporters at the Santa Ana Star Center on the outskirts of Albuquerque, many of whom waved “Latinos for Trump” signs. “Incredible people . . . we have much to celebrate.”

After touting the low unemployment rate for Hispanic Americans as well as for all Americans, Trump said, “We’re working night and day to deliver a future of limitless opportunity for our nation’s Hispanic American citizens, including many extraordinary Mexican Americans.”

Trump’s proclamations belie the reality measured in public-opinion surveys, which show overwhelming majorities of Hispanic Americans disapproving of his job performance. Trump’s approval rating among Hispanic adults nationally stood at 25 percent in a Washington Post-ABC News poll this month, with 67 percent disapproving. That is 13 points lower than Trump’s overall job approval rating of 38 percent.