Trump Gains 19 Points With Surprising Group Amid Shutdown

  • 2019-01-17
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Trump Gains 19 Points With Surprising Group Amid Shutdown
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A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows President Donald Trump saw a huge point swing in a critical – an unexpected – demographic: Latino voters.

Per Mediaite:

In early December, the poll had Trump’s approval rating among Latino adults at 31%.

The results from the poll released Thursday show the president’s job approval among Latino adults at 50%.

That is an astonishing 19 point swing. Prior results had less variance, with Latino approval numbers at 36% in their November 1st findings. It was 27% in the pollster’s mid-October survey.

The January poll was conducted during the government shutdown over border wall funding, most notably. So the big swing among Latinos was while Trump and Democrats faced off over funding for the wall.

The poll offers more evidence that there is a larger bloc of conservative Hispanics than many think. Nor has the Republican Party's position among Hispanics weakened during the Trump administration.
 Source: AAN
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