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LATINOS SAY BIDEN IS THE CANDIDATE WITH THE BEST CHANCE OF BEATING PRESIDENT TRUMP ACCORDING TO NEW NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO EXCLUSIVE “STATE OF LATINO VOTE POLL — ONE YEAR OUT”

Half of Latinos Believe No Democratic Candidate Can Beat Trump

6 Out of 10 Support Impeaching Trump and Removing him from Office

64% Would Replace Trump with a Democrat

82% Are Concerned about Foreign Government Intervention in the 2020 Elections, Including 57% of Republicans

72% Are Worried about Becoming Victims of a Hate Crime like El Paso’s

 

Miami - November 05, 2019 - Coming off the broadcasts of the first exclusive interview granted by President Trump to a Spanish-language network and the first presidential Democratic debate of the cycle, Telemundo network dives into Decision 2020 elections coverage with the release of Noticias Telemundo’s “State of the Latino Vote Poll – One Year Out,” a comprehensive survey of 1,000 Hispanic registered voters nationwide.

“The 2020 elections kicked off on Noticias Telemundo with Trump’s exclusive interview and the first presidential debate,” said Patsy Loris, Senior Vice President for Elections 2020 and Special Projects. “Our main objective commissioning this poll exactly one year out is to prove to our community that Noticias Telemundo is committed to highlighting the needs of Latinos in the United States, to show that our vote is up for grabs and, most importantly, to empower them with the information they need to decide which candidate best represents them.”

The poll, produced in partnership with Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, measures vote intention and sentiment on multiple issues, shedding light on the current perceptions of the largest minority ethnic group to vote in 2020. Main findings include:

Electoral trends:

  • 64% of Hispanic registered voters would replace President Trump with a Democratic candidate.
  • 50% either don’t think anyone can beat Trump (18%) or are not sure which Democratic candidate could (32%).
  • Biden is considered the candidate with the best chance of beating Trump (28%) followed by Sanders (12%) and Warren (10%).
  • Healthcare (29%) is the issue that most influences Latinos to choose a candidate, followed by the Economy and Jobs (24%) and Immigration (14%).
  • 65% disapprove of the Trump administration’s handling of immigration policy.

President Trump:

  • 57% of Hispanic registered voters support impeaching Trump and removing him from office.
  • 64% disapprove of Trump’s performance as president.
  • 70% agree that Trump’s rhetoric has encouraged anti-immigrant sentiment, racism, and/or discrimination in the US.

Issues:

  • 72% of registered Latino voters are worried about becoming the victim of a hate crime like El Paso’s.
  • 82% are worried about foreign government intervention in the 2020 elections, including a majority (57%) of Surveyed Republicans.
  • 65% feel that Hispanics are being widely persecuted/discriminated against.

Since moving to Telemundo Center in April 2018, Noticias Telemundo has undergone an expansion process to prepare for its Decision 2020 elections coverage, including the launch of its award-winning studio and the incorporation of 10 journalists to its team, the last quarter of 2020, including three former New York Times en Español journalists.

For more information on the poll, visit NoticiasTelemundo.com.

Survey methodology: This poll was conducted for Noticias Telemundo by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, Inc. from October 24 through October 28, 2019. A total of 1,000 registered Hispanic voters were interviewed nationwide by telephone. Those interviewed were randomly selected from a phone-matched voter registration list that included both land-line and cell phone numbers. Quotas were assigned to reflect Hispanic voter registration by state. The margin for error, according to standards customarily used by statisticians, is no more than ± 3.2 percentage points. This means that there is a 95 percent probability that the "true" figure would fall within that range if all Hispanic voters nationwide were surveyed. The margin for error is higher for any sub-group, such as a gender or age grouping.

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