A new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll released the Sunday before the start of the Republican National Convention has Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump 76%-14% with registered Latino voters.
The poll sampled 300 registered Latino voters and has a +/- 5.66 margin of error, but when compared to other national polls of Latino voters, these latest numbers are consistent with other findings. For example, last week’s Univision poll has Clinton with a 67%-19% lead over Trump (Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein got 4% respectively). A Pew poll from July 7 has Clinton at 66% and Trump at 24%. The July 5 tracking poll from Florida International University/Adsmovil shows Clinton with a 80%-13% advantage.
If these current poll numbers were to hold for the general election, Trump will have earned the lowest support from Latino voters since 1980. In 1996, according to Pew, Republican Bob Dole got 21% of the Latino vote.
The NBC News/ Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll also said that Trump’s unfavorability rating with Latino voters is at 82 percent. Clinton’s unfavorables were at 25%.