Latinx Voters Favor Dems in 2020 Especially if Ticket Includes Julián Castro
More than 67% of Latinx voters said they would be more likely to vote Democratic in 2020 if a Latino candidate such as Julián Castro was on the ticket. The results are part of a poll conducted by Latino Decisions where voters were asked about several political candidates and how they plan to vote in the next presidential election. The results show that the Democratic nominee will begin with a substantial advantage among Latino voters -- 70% of Latino registered voters said they will vote for the Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. However, many of the speculated 2020 candidates are unfamiliar to large segments of the Latino electorate. Of the 26 names mentioned to Latino voters in the survey, only five currently hold favorability ratings above 40%: Michelle Obama (80%); Bernie Sanders (63%); Joe Biden (58%); Elizabeth Warren (43%); and Castro (41%). Many of the other candidates still remain relatively unknown among Latino voters. Only 17% plan to vote for Donald Trump in 2020, and other Republican political figures have little traction with the Latino electorate. “Democrats hold a large advantage among Latino voters heading into Election 2020, but they cannot afford to take our community for granted once again by failing to invest in a coast-to-coast strategy for mobilizing the nation’s second largest population group,” said Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund CEO. “Latinos made significant progress making our voices heard this past November, and it is time for the nation’s campaigns and candidates to help us build on that success by making consistent and sustained long-term investment of the Latino community a priority in 2020 and beyond.” More here.