Pre-Election NBC News/WSJ/Telemundo Poll of Registered Latino Voters: Biden 62%, Trump 29%

Nov 1, 2020
3:23 PM

Joe Biden (Photo by Gage Skidmore); Donald Trump (Public Domain)

A new national poll of registered Latino voters released on Sunday said that Democratic candidate Joe Biden has 62 percent support to President Trump’s 29 percent.

The latest results were part of a larger poll conducted by NBC News, The Wall Street Journal and Telemundo. Besides the overall national poll that shows Biden with a 52%-42% lead over Trump, the three news organizations conducted an oversample of 410 registered Latino voters. The margin of error for the Latino oversample is +/- 4.84 percentage points.

The 62%-29% Biden advantage with registered Latino voters nationally is smaller than the lead Hillary Clinton had over Trump (62%-20%) from a November 2016 NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll. In 2016, Election Day exit polling showed Clinton with 66% of Latino support to Trump’s 28%. In 2012, Barack Obama gained 71% of the Latino vote to Mitt Romney’s 27%.

The poll also noted that Biden had a 71% to 19% lead among Latina voters, but only a 51% to 42% advantage among with Latino male voters, according to Telemundo.

Here are other findings from Sunday’s poll that Telemundo shared in a media release:

  • 59% of Latino voters disapprove of President Trump’s job performance, with 47% saying they strongly disapprove; 32% approve
  • Latino voters view President Trump’s handling of the economy favorably, with 49% approving of how he handles the economy compared to 39% who disapprove
  • 59% of Latino voters say they believe the country is headed on the wrong track; 24% say it is headed in the right direction, with 10% saying they are not sure
  • 63% of Latinos say they are “very interested” in the election
  • 72% of Latinos say they plan to vote early, with 58% saying they have already voted. 22% say they plan to vote in person on Election Day
  • Nearly two-thirds —64%— of Latino voters say they disapprove of President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, with 28% saying they approve
  • 59% of Latinos say they believe the worst of the pandemic is yet to come, 22% say the worst is over
  • 42% of Latinos say the pandemic has changed their lives in a “very major way” and 28% said it has impacted their lives in “a fairly major way.” 22% say it has changed their lives in “only a small way”

Here is a breakdown of the poll:

The news organizations also shared historical data and graphic breakdowns of the oversample: