Donald Trump is poised to get the lowest vote ever among Latinos if he becomes the Republican candidate for president, says a recent poll commissioned by America’s Voice, a group that advocates for immigration reform.
The poll shows that either Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump among Latinos by a wide margin, with Trump garnering 11 percent of the likely vote. This would be the lowest vote for a Republican candidate for president among Latinos since polls began measuring Latino voters.
Latino Decisions interviewed a total of 2,200 Latino registered voters conducted in English or Spanish, according to the respondent’s choice. The national sample carries a margin of error of +/-2.1 percentage points.
Donald Trump’s decisive primary victory in New York on Tuesday brings him closer to the nomination, but his main contender, Ted Cruz, predicted that the GOP nomination will hinge on a contested convention. “Nobody’s getting 1,237,” Cruz told NBC News while campaigning in Pennsylvania. Republicans running to represent the party in the presidential election need 1,237 delegates in order to secure the nomination.
According to the poll, Donald Trump also garners the most unfavorable view among Latinos, with 87 percent of Latinos saying they see him as unfavorable.