View attachment 43444 View attachment 43445 “They love me,” Donald Trump said of Hispanic-American immigrants during an interview with NBC News last month. “And I’ll tell you something: If I get the nomination, I’ll win the Latino vote.” After viewing the latest Gallup poll of 2,183 Hispanic adults conducted over the weeks since he first made those statements, Trump’s prediction looks more laughable than ever. A full 65% of Hispanic voters surveyed said they view Trump unfavorably, with only 14% saying they have a positive view of the candidate. After calling Mexicans “rapists” and vowing to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, it’s a wonder those numbers are not worse for him. Most of the GOP candidates have net negative ratings with Hispanics, but none of them come close to Trump. At -7%, Ted Cruz and Rick Perry are tied for the second-worst performance, but they are also less familiar to the population in question. Democratic candidates fared much better in the Gallup poll, withHillary Clinton leading the pack at a +40 net favorability rating (58% favorable to 18% unfavorable). In 2012, Latino voters, who made up 10% of the electorate, choseBarack Obama over Mitt Romney by a margin of 71-27%. Next year, the group is expected to grow to 11% of the total voting population.