A new poll of Hispanic voters shows that their approval of the president has grown by a whopping 19 points even during this nationwide debate over a stricter immigration policy.
The new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll showed a big move since December when the rating among Latino voters found Trump’s approval among Latino adults at 31 percent.
But this month’s poll showed a shift of 19 points to an approval rate of 50 percent.
That is quite a shift, isn’t it?
The January poll was taken during the government shut down because of the Democrats’ refusal to fund the president’s border wall plans. So, this poll was taken during the start of the new Congress when Trump was loudly proclaiming the need for a border wall to keep illegals out if the country.
The poll was not as good for Trump among respondents over all, though, and even among Republicans with a seven percent drop over the last poll.
Respondents were also asked this month whether Trump is doing “too much, too little, or about the right amount to work with Democrats in Congress.” Among Hispanic respondents, 50% of said he was doing too little and 32% said he was doing the right amount. This question was not asked in the previous poll.
Fox News also recently reported on the GOP’s outreach to Hispanics.
If this new poll is any indication, the GOP should not completely shy from talking about border security with this outreach to Hispanic voters.
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