Poll Shows Trump Is By Far The Least Favorable GOPer Among Hispanics

Despite Donald Trump’s insistence that he will win the Hispanic vote in the 2016 presidential election, a Gallup poll released on Monday shows that Trump’s favorability among Hispanics lags far behind the rest of the Republican field.

Since Gallup began surveying Hispanics in early July, just 14 percent viewed Trump favorably while 65 percent viewed him unfavorably, leaving the real estate mogul with a net -51 percent favorability rating with Hispanics. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) tied for the next most unpopular presidential candidate among Hispanics with net -7 percent favorability ratings, according to Gallup.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) led the pack with a net 11 percent approval rating among Hispanics, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) with a net 5 percent approval rating.

Gallup did not survey Hispanics before Trump’s presidential announcement speech, during which he called Mexican immigrants “rapists.” But Trump’s favorability rating remained about the same among Hispanics throughout July and August as Trump continued to opine on immigration issues, according to Gallup.

Gallup surveyed 2,183 Hispanic adults living in the U.S. by phone from July 8 to Aug. 23 with a margin of error plus or minus 5 percent. Each candidate was rated by a sub-sample of the Hispanics polled, with an average of 700 people rating each candidate, according to Gallup.

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