New Poll by Telemundo, NBC News and WSJ Says 65% of Latinos Disapprove of President Trump

Sep 25, 2018
11:18 AM

President Donald Trump speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference. (Photo by Gage Skidmore)

In a new poll released Sunday by Telemundo, NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, 65% of Latinos said they disapproved of President Trump’s performance, with only 26% expressing approval.

“The unpopularity of Trump and his political positions among Latinos could give Democrats a boost in the 2018 midterms, if Latino voters go to the polls in November,” a Telemundo release said about the poll, which oversampled of 300 Latino registered voters and was conducted from September 16-18. According to the release, “about half (49%) of Latinos polled express high level of interest in the November elections,” a lower number than high interest from white votes (61%) and overall voters (58%).

The margin of error for the poll for all Latino voters interviewed was listed as +/- 5.66%. You can download the poll here.

The Telemundo released shared other findings from the poll:

  • “64% Latinos would like Democrats in government vs. 21% who would prefer Republicans.”
  • “Latinos prefer a Congress-controlled by Democrats rather than by Republicans by a 3 to 1 margin, as a check and balance on Trump’s agenda.”
  • “Among younger Latinos, interest in midterms is particularly low: less than half (43%) of Latinos under 40 are highly engaged as the elections approach.”
  • “63% of Latinos are less likely to vote for a candidate in favor of building a wall on the border compared to 55% of overall voters.”
  • “77% of registered Latino voters are more likely to support a candidate who favors legal status for DREAMers.”
  • “52% of Latinos are satisfied with the state of the U.S. economy.”

The full poll of the Latino oversmaple can be accessed below: