Latino Victory Fund, Fusion and Latino Decisions Release First Nightly Poll Measuring Latinos’ Attitudes during the Republican National Convention
In the first night’s poll, 88% of Latinos say they don’t love Trump
Washington— Latino Victory Fund, Latino Decisions, and Fusion have partnered to conduct nightly polls to assess Latinos’ attitudes towards the Republican nominee and the Republican Party, throughout the week of the Republican National Convention. The polls will highlight Latinos’ sentiments and attitudes towards Trump, and the effect these sentiments have on their view of the Republican Party and down-ballot candidates who are either supporting Trump or who have denounced him.
View results of first night’s poll here.
“The future of our families, our community, and the values that make our country great are at stake in the 2016 elections, that is why Latino Victory Fund is working actively to empower Latinos and ensure they participate in November. We are proud to partner with Latino Decisions and Fusion to ensure that our community’s voice and opinions are heard loud and clear,” said Pili Tobar, Advocacy and Communications Director. “This data is critical because it provides an almost real time snapshot of Latinos’ changing attitudes, and in the end a substantial, timely insight on how the Latino community will vote in November. Latinos are watching the Republican National Convention closely and listening to what is being said, and we plan to be on the ground every day to ensure that the Republican Party and the nation know that Latinos are present and paying attention.”
“Issues that are core to the identity of the communities we serve– race, social justice, diversity, immigration–are now front and center in this election cycle,” said Daniel Eilemberg, President and Chief Content Officer for Fusion. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Latino Victory Fund to see how the rhetoric and policy proposals put forth during the convention will impact the opinions of Latinos as we head into the general election this fall.”
Sylvia Manzano, Principal at Latino Decisions said, “The data say all we need to know about where the Republican Party and Donald Trump stand with the Latino electorate today.”
Highlights from last night’s poll:
74% of respondents say they are watching or following the Republican National Convention on TV or online.
Over the last year Donald Trump has said, “The Hispanics love me. Latinos love Trump, and I love them.” When asked if respondents love Donald Trump, 88% said no.
Latinos’ opinion of Trump:
- 79% of respondents have an unfavorable opinion of Donald trump
- 83% of respondents describe Donald Trump as racist
- 82% of respondents describe Donald Trump as foolish
- 79% of respondents describe Donald Trump as dangerous
- 79% of respondents describe Donald Trump as unstable
Latinos’ opinion of the Republican Party:
- 77% of respondents describe the Republican Party as old
- 76% of respondents describe the Republican Party as anti-immigrant
- 73% of respondents describe the Republican Party as angry
Latinos’ opinion of Trump’s rallies and events:
- 78% of respondents describe Trump rallies and events as dangerous
- 79% of respondents describe Trump rallies and events as hateful
- 70% of respondents describe Trump rallies and events as scary
About the Poll: Latino Decisions interviewed 300 Latino registered voters nationwide on July 18-19, via their proprietary online platform. Respondents could complete the survey in either English or Spanish, and results are weighted to match the Census ACS demographic profile of Latino eligible voters. Overall, the survey contains a margin of error of +/- 5.6%. New samples of n=300 Latino voters will be completed following each night of the RNC and released the following day.
About Latino Decisions
Latino Decisions is the leader in Latino public opinion research. Our firm leverages a unique combination of analytical expertise and cultural competencies that are unparalleled in the industry. Visit LatinoDecisions.com to learn more about our services and research team. Contact us to find out how Latino Decisions can help your organization with the richest and most accurate insight available:info@ latinodecisions.com.
Disclosure note: In August 2015, Matt Barreto and Gary Segura of Latino Decisions were hired as consultants to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. This study was not coordinated, sponsored, or otherwise endorsed by any campaign, party, or political organization. This poll was directed by Dr. Sylvia Manzano, Principal at Latino Decisions