Poll of Latino voters shows Biden with a lead, but Trump close in Florida

The Somos and UnidosUS August 2020 survey of Latino voters shows COVID-19 its impact on health and the economy as driving factors for Latino voters who are backing Joe Biden by a wide margin nationally, however, the races tightens significantly in battleground states like Florida.

“Trump’s handling of the pandemic puts him at extreme disadvantage,” says Gary Segura the Co-Founder of Latino Decisions. “While most plan to vote, a significant share of ‘maybes’ is notable.”

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The poll of 1,842 Latino voters was conducted nationwide with samples from key states including Texas, Arizona, and Florida.

In the poll, Joe Biden has a 42-point lead over President Trump nationwide (66% -24%), however, that lead drops to just 14-points in Florida (55% - 41%).

“We have a historic Republican population in Miami-Dade County,” says Segura.

While the poll found widespread concerns among Latino voters when it comes to COVID-19 and its impact on health and the economy, the survey also found that only about 1/3 of Latino voters had been contacted by either campaign or party.

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“As the parties head into their respective conventions, 64% of Latino registered voters say they have not received any contact, that needs to change immediately,” says Janet Murguía of UnidosUS.

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