Hillary Clinton would easily win Florida’s growing Hispanic vote over Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, polling released Friday shows.
The America’s Voice poll shows Clinton taking 69 percent of the vote to Trump’s 18 percent.
Against Cruz, Clinton takes 58 percent of the vote compared with the Texan’s 36 percent.
Sixty-eight percent of Florida Hispanic voters say Trump’s immigration views make them less likely to vote Republican in November. That’s 10 percent lower than nationally, reflecting a strong Florida GOP base.
When asked about Trump’s pledge to deport illegal immigrants, 65 percent Florida Hispanics said that makes them much less likely to vote for Trump, again lower than the 80 percent nationally.
Florida Hispanics say immigration reform is a top concern, closely followed by jobs and the economy. Education and Health care follow.
America's Voice advocates for immigration reform and its pollsters are aligned with Clinton.
--ALEX LEARY, Tampa Bay Times