A national survey by the Washington Post and Univision News explores what Hispanic voters think about political parties, presidential candidates and the most important issues in the election. read full report below.
Donald Trump has used the issue of immigration to help make himself the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, but his harsh rhetoric also has earned him the highest negative ratings among Hispanic voters of any major GOP hopeful, according to a Washington Post-Univision News poll.
82 percent of Hispanic voters want the next president to support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, and 43 percent would not vote for a candidate who opposes such a policy.
Despite immigration’s secondary ranking, the poll finds support for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants is a decisive factor for a large swath of the Hispanic electorate. More than 8 in 10 said they want the next president to support such a measure, and 42 percent said they would not consider voting for a candidate who does not support such a policy.
he poll was conducted among a random national sample of 1,200 Hispanic registered voters on landline and cellular phones. Overall results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.