A new poll reveals President Donald Trump is beating Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Florida among Latino voters, a group that voted overwhelmingly for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016.
According to an NBC News/Marist poll of 766 likely voters conducted between Aug. 31 and Sept. 6, Trump and Biden are tied with 48 percent support in the state, but Trump has 50 percent support among Latinos compared to 46 percent support for Biden. The poll’s margin of error was +/- 4.5 percentage points.
This is a major difference from 2016 exit polls conducted by NBC, which revealed that Clinton won 62 percent of the Latino vote in Florida compared to Trump’s 35 percent.
Although polls do not tell the whole story, winning Florida is key to Trump’s re-election strategy. His rising support among Latino voters could help him win in November.
Trump’s support among Latinos has a lot to do with the state’s high Cuban population.