"More conservative than you might think": Nearly a third of California Latinos support Trump

As Trump seeks to toughen immigration policy, Latino communities are often mischaracterized as supporting only Democratic candidates.

Dean Bonner, associate survey director and research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, noted California Latinos tend to be less conservative than whites, but more conservative than African Americans and Asian Americans in the state.

“They’re more conservative than you might think,” Bonner said. “A lot of that is tied to social conservatism when it comes to … abortion policy or even some same-sex marriage policies.”

An estimated 28% of Hispanics in the U.S. voted for Trump in 2016, according to a Pew Research Center exit poll, compared to 6% of Blacks and 54% of whites. About 66% of Hispanics, 91% of Blacks and 39% of whites said they voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton.