Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has the support of 63% of potential Latino voters, compared with 29% who favor the reelection of President Donald Trump, according to a poll released Friday by the Pew Center.
The broad lead reflected in the poll, conducted between September 30 and October 5, however, may not be enough for Biden, as 2016 Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton achieved 67% of Hispanic preferences.
And that 63% would be even further from the 68% of the Latino vote that Barack Obama garnered in 2008 and the 71% that the former president obtained in 2012 upon his re-election.
On November 3, Latinos will be the second largest group of voters for the first time, only behind non-Hispanic whites, with 32 million voters, according to Pew, so their influence is increasing in the result.
If you look at the general figures, Biden appears with a ten point advantage over Trump, with 52% of the intention to vote, compared to 42% of the president.
Trump appears with an advantage over Biden only among white voters, of which 51% are inclined to re-elect him, compared with 44% who seem willing to vote for the Democratic candidate.
The advantages that Biden shows in the Pew polls are even more pronounced among potential African American voters, with 89% voting intention for Democrat, and those of Asian descent, with 75%.
Among all potential voters, the Pew poll found that only among whites does Trump evoke feelings of sympathy (51%), while 39% of this group do not have much affection for the president.
Antipathy ratings jump to 72% among African-Americans, 55% among Asians, and 54% among potential Hispanic voters.
Among respondents who expressed a preference for Biden, 72% indicated that they are “extremely” motivated to vote, a sentiment shared by 71% of potential Trump voters.
But that enthusiasm, shared by 79% of the Democratic hopeful’s supporters and 74% of Republican voters, falls to 67% of African Americans and 57% of potential Latino voters, the report added.
Americans are called to the polls on November 3 in an election in which early voting and by mail has already begun, which is being much higher than in previous elections due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The survey was conducted in English and Spanish among 11,929 adults, including 10,543 registered voters, and its margin of error is 1.5 points.