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NBC NEWS/WSJ/TELEMUNDO LATINO POLL: JOE BIDEN LEADS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AMONG LATINO VOTERS 62% TO 26%

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S JOB APPROVAL RATING STANDS AT 30% WITH LATINO VOTERS

MORE THAN 60% OF LATINOS PLAN TO VOTE IN PERSON

MIAMI – September 20, 2020 – With just over six weeks until Election Day, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll published today offers the latest snapshot of Latino voters’ views on the 2020 presidential election.

The nationwide poll was conducted as part of Telemundo’s “Decision 2020” initiative, a non-partisan multiplatform news and civic engagement effort to provide Latinos with comprehensive information and resources on this year’s election. The poll is the latest in a yearlong series of Telemundo local and national surveys focused on the Latino electorate.

A story about the results of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll is available in Spanish at Telemundo.com. Highlights of the results will also be featured on Noticias Telemundo’s Sunday newscasts at 6:30 p.m EDT/5:30 pm CT and 11:30 p.m. EDT/10:30 CT.

Some of the key findings include:

  • 62% of Latino voters say they will vote for Joe Biden compared to 26% for President Donald Trump. Biden’s support draws heavily from younger voters (71%), women (67%) and Latinos who primarily speak Spanish at home (68%).
  • 30% of Latino voters approve of President Trump’s job performance compared to 59% who disapprove. Catholic voters are more likely to disapprove of Trump (63%) compared to other religions (47%).
  • While Biden holds a stronger favorable rating at 46% compared to 26% for Trump, the president’s unfavorable ratings are at a lower level when compared to the same time in the last election cycle. In September 2016, 78% of Latinos had a negative view of Trump compared to 56% now.
  • Among Latino voters, the most important issue in this year’s campaign is the economy (41%), followed by health care (29%) and the coronavirus pandemic and protecting immigrants’ rights (23%).
  • Latino voters view Trump and Biden almost evenly in terms of managing the economy, with 41% believing Joe Biden would do a better job compared to 39% for Trump.
  • 63% of Latinos said they plan to vote in person, either as part of early voting or voting in person on Election Day, while 31% said they plan to vote by mail.

The poll was conducted by Hart Research Associates between September 13 and September 16, 2020 and has a margin of error of +/- 5.66%. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll interviewed an oversample of 300 registered Latino voters and was conducted as part of a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll of all voters released on Sunday.

Earlier this month, Telemundo released a study examining a wide range of political and social views of young Latinos. The study, launched in partnership with BuzzFeed News, includes a national survey of registered Latino voters aged 18 to 34 and can be accessed here.

Telemundo’s dedicated landing page for DECISIÓN 2020 election resources and voter registration information can be found at Telemundo.com/decision2020.

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