Donald Trump Poised to Win More Latino Votes Than Any Republican in Recent History

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  • Source: Newsweek
  • 07/10/2024
Donald Trump could win more Latino votes than he and other Republican presidential candidates have done in the past, recent polls show.

The former president and presumptive Republican nominee for the upcoming presidential election has improved his polling among Hispanic voters, meaning he could outperform previous Republican presidential candidates.

Hispanic voters, alongside other previously disenfranchised ethnic minorities, were granted the right to suffrage under the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The legislation enabled this demographic to vote in the 1968 presidential election and all succeeding elections.

An estimated 36.2 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2024 presidential election, up almost 4 million from 2020, Pew Research Center data showed. Latinos are projected to account for 14.7 percent of all eligible voters this year, up from 13.6 percent in 2020.

In 2020, Trump won 32 percent of Latino votes, while Democratic candidate Joe Biden won 65 percent of the demographic. The Republican saw an increase in support from 2016, when he received 28 percent of the vote.

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