Seventy-three percent of registered Hispanic voters in the country will vote for the Democratic candidate who wins the primaries and 16% will do so to re-elect President Donald Trump in 2020, according to a Univision and Latino Decisions poll released Tuesday.
Most Hispanics argue that the most important problems to solve in the country are reducing health care costs (18%), followed by stopping Trump and the Republican agenda (17%) and protecting immigrants’ rights (17%).
On the other hand, 62% of this community consider racism to be a “big problem”.
In addition, 78 percent of Latinos disapprove of Trump’s work as president, while 22 percent approve, and 50 percent believe the Republican Party is being “hostile” to their community.
Meanwhile, 64% approve of former Vice President Joe Biden, the favorite in the Democratic primaries, and 21% disapprove. Democrat Senator Bernie Sanders is doing a little better with Hispanics, with 67% favorable and 19% unfavorable.
However, 22 percent said they intended to vote for Biden, 20 percent for Sanders, 12 percent for former Housing Secretary Julian Castro, the only Hispanic pre-candidate, and 11 percent for Senator Elizabeth Warren.
On the other hand, among Hispanics in Texas, where the third Democratic presidential debate will take place this Thursday, the trend remains similar to the national one, with 69% in favor of the winner of the Democratic primary and 19% for the Republican Trump.
The poll, in which North Star Opinion also participated, was conducted between August 31 and September 6 last to a national sample of 1,043 Latinos registered to vote. In Texas, the sample was 641.
Democrats also have, according to the poll, an advantage among voters in general, not just Latinos, registered in Texas, as 47% say they will vote for the Democratic candidate and 42% said they would vote for Trump.
Ten out of the 20 Democratic presidential candidates, including favorites Biden and Senators Sanders and Warren, will participate this Thursday in Houston, Texas, in the third debate prior to the primary elections, which will be held in February 2020.
These candidates qualified for the third debate by obtaining at least 2% of support in 4 of 21 polls and receiving donations from at least 130,000 people before last August 28.
The other contenders are Congressmen Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar; South Bend (Indiana) Mayor Pete Buttigieg; former Congressman Beto O’Rourke and businessman Andrew Yang.
On other issues in the poll, 89 percent of Hispanics in the country believe Congress should pass warning laws that help authorities temporarily remove guns from those who are an imminent danger to themselves or others.
84% think of the people polled argued that Congress should ban the sale of assault weapons such as AR-15 rifles.