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Marco Rubio is the preferred candidate among Republican Hispanics, over Donald Trump and Ted Cruz

Support among Republican Hispanic voters

Marco Rubio

27%

Donald Trump

22%

Less than one fourth of Republican Hispanics plan to vote for Trump.

Ted Cruz

19%

Marco Rubio is the preferred candidate among Republican Hispanics, over Donald Trump and Ted Cruz

Support among Republican Hispanic voters

27%

22%

19%

Marco Rubio

Donald Trump

Ted Cruz

Less than one fourth of Republican Hispanics plan to vote for Trump.

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Hispanic voters preferences have Hillary Clinton leading over all Republican candidates

Hispanic voters supporting Hillary Clinton compared to Marco Rubio

61%

31%

Hillary Clinton

Marco Rubio

For the general election in November, Marco Rubio is the most supported Republican among Hispanics.

Hispanic voters supporting Hillary Clinton compared to Donald Trump

73%

16%

Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump

Hispanic voters preferences have Hillary Clinton leading over all Republican candidates

Hispanic voters supporting Hillary Clinton compared to Marco Rubio

Hispanic voters supporting Hillary Clinton compared to Donald Trump

61%

73%

31%

16%

Hillary Clinton

Marco Rubio

Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump

For the general election in November, Marco Rubio is the most supported Republican among Hispanics.

If the Democratic candidate were Bernie Sanders, Hispanics would support him over any Republican

Hispanic voters supporting Bernie Sanders compared to Marco Rubio

57%

33%

Bernie Sanders

Marco Rubio

For the general election in November, Marco Rubio is the most supported Republican among Hispanics.

Hispanic voters supporting Bernie Sanders compared to Donald Trump

72%

16%

Bernie Sanders

Donald Trump

If the Democratic candidate were Bernie Sanders, Hispanics would support him over any Republican

Hispanic voters supporting Bernie Sanders compared to Marco Rubio

Hispanic voters supporting Bernie Sanders compared to Donald Trump

57%

72%

33%

16%

Bernie Sanders

Marco Rubio

Bernie Sanders

Donald Trump

For the general election in November, Marco Rubio is the most supported Republican among Hispanics.

Hispanics consider Trump’s comments about immigration to be offensive and they have a unfavorable opinion of the candidate

Donald Trump’s comments about immigration

Not offensive

23%

Offensive

74%

DN/NA

3%

An overwhelming majority, 81%, have an unfavorable opinion of Donald Trump.

Where are Trump’s immigration views coming from?

64%

19%

Donald Trump

Republican Party

Hispanics consider Trump’s comments about immigration to be offensive and they have a unfavorable opinion of the candidate

Donald Trump’s comments about immigration

Where are Trump’s immigration views coming from?

64%

Not offensive

23%

Offensive

19%

74%

DN/NA

3%

An overwhelming majority, 81%, have an unfavorable opinion of Donald Trump.

Donald Trump

Republican Party

Hillary Clinton is the preferred candidate among Democratic Hispanics with a lead of more than 2 to 1 over Bernie Sanders

FEBRUARY 2016

Bernie Sanders

28%

Hillary Clinton

57%

Clinton’s lead has diminished compared with the Univision survey conducted in June of 2015.

JUNE 2015

Bernie Sanders

3%

Hillary Clinton

73%

Hillary Clinton is the preferred candidate among Democratic Hispanics with a lead of more than 2 to 1 over Bernie Sanders

73%

57%

28%

3%

Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton

JUNE 2015

FEBRUARY 2016

Clinton’s lead has diminished compared with the Univision survey conducted in June of 2015.

Young Hispanic Democratic voters are with Sanders, but the vast majority of the older voters support Clinton

Support among Hispanic Democratic voters

Bernie Sanders

49%

Hillary Clinton

Ages

18 to 34

35%

Bernie Sanders

18%

Hillary Clinton

Ages

35 to 49

68%

Bernie Sanders

6%

Hillary Clinton

Ages

> 65

76%

Young Hispanic Democratic voters are with Sanders, but the vast majority of the older voters support Clinton

76%

68%

Support among Hispanic Democratic voters

49%

35%

18%

6%

Sanders

Clinton

Sanders

Clinton

Sanders

Clinton

Ages 18 to 34

Ages 35 to 49

Ages > 65

More than a third of Hispanic voters have not yet decided who they’re going to vote for in November

Would support the Democratic candidate

Would support the Republican candidate

51%

14%

Undecided voters

35%

Many of the candidates’ campaign efforts could potentially be focused on this 35%.

More than a third of Hispanic voters have not yet decided who they’re going to vote for in November

Undecided voters

Would support the Democratic candidate

35%

51%

Many of the candidates’ campaign efforts could potentially be focused on this 35%.

Would support the Republican candidate

14%

Most Hispanic voters feel better represented by the Democratic Party than by the Republican Party

65%

Democratic Party

38%

Republican Party

Most Hispanic voters feel better represented by the Democratic Party than by the Republican Party

65%

38%

Democratic Party

Republican Party

Hispanics are most concerned about economy and jobs, but immigration is increasingly important to them

Issues that will influence Hispanics the most when it comes time to vote for president

Jobs and economy

33%

Immigration

17%

Education

16%

Health

11%

Terrorism

9%

Hispanics are most concerned about economy and jobs, but immigration is increasingly important to them

Issues that will influence Hispanics the most when it comes time to vote for president

33%

17%

16%

11%

9%

Jobs and economy

Immigration

Education

Health

Terrorism

Hispanics would support a president who would raise the minimum wage, but they don’t consider it essential at the time of voting

Hispanic voters who want the next president to be in favor of increasing the minimum wage

Oppose

21%

Support

71%

DK/NA

8%

Most of them favor increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15.

Hispanic voters who would consider voting for a candidate opposing the minimum wage increase

47%

44%

Support

Oppose

Hispanics would support a president who would raise the minimum wage, but they don’t consider it essential at the time of voting

Hispanic voters who want the next president to be in favor of increasing the minimum wage

Hispanic voters who would consider voting for a candidate opposing the minimum wage increase

Oppose

47%

44%

21%

Support

71%

DK/NA

8%

Most of them favor increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15.

Support

Oppose

Hispanic voters support Barack Obama’s policies, but reject the deportation of undocumented persons

President Obama’s policies have improved the lives of Latinos

43%

Support

20%

Oppose

Would vote for a candidate who will keep Obama’s deportation policy

17%

Support

48%

Oppose

Things are headed in the right or wrong direction in this country

54%

Wrong

33%

Right

Many Hispanic voters support Barack Obama’s policies, but reject the deportation of undocumented persons

President Obama’s policies have improved the lives of Latinos

Would vote for a candidate who will keep Obama’s deportation policy

Things are headed in the right or wrong direction in this country

43%

48%

54%

33%

20%

17%

Support

Oppose

Support

Oppose

Wrong

Right

Full survey of Hispanic voters

Do you think things in this country (are generally going in the right direction) or do you feel things (have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track)?

Right direction
33%
Wrong track
54%
No opinion
12%

(Among Republican primary voters) If the Republican presidential primary or caucus in your state were held today and the candidates were held today, whom would you support?

Marco Rubio
34%
Donald Trump
22%
Ted Cruz
21%
Ben Carson
4%
John Kasich
3%
Other
*
No opinion
15%

(Among Democratic primary voters) If the 2016 Democratic presidential primary or caucus in your state were held today and the candidates were Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, whom would you support?

Hillary Clinton
57%
Bernie Sanders
28%
Other
1%
No opinion
13%

In the general election in November, will you definitely support the (Democratic Party’s) candidate for president no matter who it is, definitely support for the (Republican Party’s) candidate no matter who it is, OR are you unsure which party you will support at this point?

Definitely support Democrat
51%
Definitely support Republican
14%
Unsure which party
32%
No opinion
3%

How much do you trust elected leaders in the Democratic Party to represent your views?

Trust very much/Somewhat
65%
Very much
23%
Somewhat
42%
Trust not much/not at all
32%
Not too much
16%
Not at all
16%
No opinion
3%

How much do you trust elected leaders in the Republican Party to represent your views?

Trust very much/Somewhat
38%
Very much
9%
Somewhat
29%
Trust not much/not at all
58%
Not too much
25%
Not at all
33%
No opinion
4%

Do you think President Obama’s policies have made things better for most Hispanic Americans, worse, or made no difference?

Better
43%
Worse
20%
No difference
33%
No opinion
5%

If a candidate for president wanted to continue President Obama’s overall policies, would you be more/less likely to vote for that candidate, or wouldn’t it make a difference in your vote?

More likely to vote
34%
Less likely to vote
30%
Wouldn’t make a difference
31%
No opinion
6%

If a candidate for president wanted to continue President Obama’s policy on deportation enforcement for undocumented immigrants, would you be more/less likely to vote for them, or wouldn’t it make a difference?

More likely to vote
17%
Less likely to vote
48%
Wouldn’t make a difference
29%
No opinion
6%

Which political party, do you trust to do a better job coping with the main problems this nation faces over the next few years?

Democratic Party
55%
Republican Party
24%
Both
3%
Neither
8%
No opinion
10%

Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans do you trust to do a better job improving the lives of Hispanics living in the United States? (Asked of half sample)

Democratic Party
62%
Republican Party
18%
Both
3%
Neither
6%
No opinion
11%

Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans do you trust to do a better job handling the economy? (Asked of half sample)

Democratic Party
51%
Republican Party
28%
Both
5%
Neither
8%
No opinion
8%

Which political party, do you trust to do a better job handling immigration issues?

Democratic Party
60%
Republican Party
19%
Both
4%
Neither
9%
No opinion
9%

Which political party, do you trust to do a better job handling healthcare? (Asked of half sampple)

Democratic Party
62%
Republican Party
20%
Both
2%
Neither
6%
No opinion
10%

Which political party, do you trust to do a better job handling the issue of gay marriage? (Asked of half sample)

Democratic Party
50%
Republican Party
15%
Both
4%
Neither
10%
No opinion
20%

Which political party, do you trust to do a better job handling the threat of terrorism? (Asked of half sample)

Democratic Party
38%
Republican Party
33%
Both
11%
Neither
7%
No opinion
11%

Please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Hillary Clinton?

Total favorable
67%
Very favorable opinion
41%
Somewhat favorable opinion
26%
Total unfavorable
30%
Somewhat unfavorable opinion
9%
Very unfavorable opinion
22%
Do not recognize/No opinion
3%

Please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Ted Cruz?

Total favorable
39%
Very favorable opinion
12%
Somewhat favorable opinion
27%
Total unfavorable
44%
Somewhat unfavorable opinion
16%
Very unfavorable opinion
29%
Do not recognize/No opinion
17%

Please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Marco Rubio?

Total favorable
45%
Very favorable opinion
16%
Somewhat favorable opinion
29%
Total unfavorable
37%
Somewhat unfavorable opinion
16%
Very unfavorable opinion
21%
Do not recognize/No opinion
18%

Please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Bernie Sanders?

Total favorable
60%
Very favorable opinion
29%
Somewhat favorable opinion
31%
Total unfavorable
23%
Somewhat unfavorable opinion
9%
Very unfavorable opinion
14%
Do not recognize/No opinion
17%

Please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Donald Trump?

Total favorable
16%
Very favorable opinion
8%
Somewhat favorable opinion
9%
Total unfavorable
80%
Somewhat unfavorable opinion
9%
Very unfavorable opinion
72%
Do not recognize/No opinion
3%

Please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of John Kasich? (Asked of half sample)

Total favorable
27%
Very favorable opinion
9%
Somewhat favorable opinion
19%
Total unfavorable
21%
Somewhat unfavorable opinion
10%
Very unfavorable opinion
10%
Do not recognize/No opinion
52%

Please tell me which candidate you would be more likely to vote for if the election were held today - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Ted Cruz?

Hillary Clinton
65%
Ted Cruz
27%
No opinion
8%

Please tell me which candidate you would be more likely to vote for if the election were held today - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump?

Hillary Clinton
73%
Donald Trump
16%
No opinion
10%

Please tell me which candidate you would be more likely to vote for if the election were held today - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio?

Hillary Clinton
61%
Marco Rubio
31%
No opinion
8%

Please tell me which candidate you would be more likely to vote for if the election were held today - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John Kasich? (Asked of half sample)

Hillary Clinton
66%
John Kasich
23%
No opinion
10%

Please tell me which candidate you would be more likely to vote for if the election were held today - Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Ted Cruz?

Bernie Sanders
61%
Ted Cruz
28%
No opinion
12%

Please tell me which candidate you would be more likely to vote for if the election were held today - Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump?

Bernie Sanders
72%
Donald Trump
16%
No opinion
12%

Please tell me which candidate you would be more likely to vote for if the election were held today - Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Marco Rubio?

Bernie Sanders
57%
Marco Rubio
33%
No opinion
10%

Please tell me which candidate you would be more likely to vote for if the election were held today - Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican John Kasich? (Asked of half sample)

Bernie Sanders
59%
John Kasich
22%
No opinion
19%

Which one of the following issues will be the most important in deciding your vote for President in November 2016?

Jobs and the economy
33%
Immigration
17%
Education
16%
Healthcare
11%
Terrorism
9%
Foreign policy
4%
Global climate change
3%
Same sex marriage
1%
Other
3%
No opinion
2%

All else equal, would you like the next president to be someone who supports a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, or someone who opposes it?

Supports
82%
Opposes
11%
No opinion
7%

All else equal, would you like the next president to be someone who wants to keep the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, passed in 2010, or someone who wants to repeal that law?

Keep
54%
Repeal
35%
No opinion
12%

All else equal, would you like the next president to be someone who supports raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $15 per hour, or someone who opposes raising the minimum wage to fifteen dollars per hour?

Supports
71%
Opposes
21%
No opinion
8%

How much have you heard about Donald Trump’s views on immigrants coming to the United States from Mexico and other countries – a lot, some, not too much or none at all?

A lot
73%
Some
18%
Not too much
3%
None at all
4%
No opinion
1%

Are Donald Trump’s views on immigration offensive to you, or are they not offensive to you?

Offensive
74%
Not offensive
23%
No opinion
2%

Do you believe that Donald Trump’s views on immigrants represent the views of The Republican Party overall or do you believe that those comments only represent the views of Trump?

Republican Party
19%
Donald Trump
64%
Both
10%
No opinion
7%

This Washington Post-Univision poll was conducted by telephone February 11-18, 2016, among 1,200 Hispanic voters in the U.S., including landline and cell phone respondents. Results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Bendixen & Amandi International with the Tarrance Group. A national list of registered voters was used to sample voters identified as Hispanic on official records or who have Spanish first or last names. Respondents were screened to include only those identifying as Hispanic. See full results and methodology.