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Latinos are also polarized over Trump

A person holds a sign reading 'Latinos for Trump'
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Not all Latinos disapprove of Trump.
  • Ana Campoy
By Ana Campoy

Deputy editor, global finance and economics

Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

When talking about Donald Trump’s base, Latinos aren’t the first group that comes to mind. But the president does have some Hispanic support, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. In a tight election, those Republican Latinos could make a difference—if they vote.

This year, 29 million Latinos are eligible to vote, four million more than in the 2014 midterm elections. Most of them—both Democrat and Republican—are also feeling more enthusiastic about voting this time around, according to the survey.

Support for the president is stronger among Latinos whose families have been in the US for three generations or more.

How Latinos rate Trump’s policies also varies depending on the length of their history in the US.

And while the president has made the majority of foreign-born Latinos feel unwelcome, most of those born in the US still feel like they belong.

To be sure, overall, Trump isn’t a particularly popular figure among Latinos. Across the board, nearly 70% of all Latinos disapprove of the president, compared with 55% of the general US population.

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