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TELEMUNDO POLLS: STATE OF THE LATINO VOTE IN ARIZONA, FLORIDA, TEXAS AND NEVADA

JOE BIDEN LEADS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AMONG LATINO VOTERS IN ARIZONA 64% TO 28%

IN FLORIDA, BIDEN HOLDS A 48% TO 43% LEAD

BIDEN LEADS 62% TO 29% IN NEVADA

BIDEN LEADS TRUMP IN TEXAS 58% TO 34%

MIAMI – October 29, 2020 – New Telemundo state polls released on Thursday offer the latest snapshot of Latino voter views on the 2020 presidential election in Arizona, Florida, Nevada and Texas.

Former Vice President Joe Biden leads among Latino voters in all four states, with the narrowest margin in Florida, the polls show. The polling also includes voters’ views on the coronavirus pandemic, including whether to re-open schools and businesses in their states, plus other state-specific issues.

The polls were 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 polls are the latest in a yearlong series of Telemundo local and national surveys focused on the Latino electorate.

A story about the poll results is available in Spanish at Telemundo.com. Highlights of the results will be featured on Telemundo’s morning news show, “Un Nuevo Dia” along with Noticias Telemundo’s national and local newscasts throughout the day on Thursday.

Some of the key findings include:

ARIZONA

  • Biden leads Trump among Latino voters 64% to 28%; 6% are undecided, 2% chose other
  • Biden holds a 71% to 20% lead among women Latino voters in the state and a 57% to 36% lead among male Latino voters
  • 73% of Latino voters believe it is too soon to re-open schools and business, with 24% saying it is time
  • In Arizona’s Senate race, 65% of Latino voters support Mark Kelly, the Democratic candidate, versus 28% for Republican Sen. Martha McSally

Click here for the full Arizona poll results: https://media.telemundoarizona.com/2020/10/AZHispanicVoterPollResults1020.pdf

FLORIDA

  • Biden leads Trump among Latino voters in Florida 48% to 43%; 7% are undecided, 2% chose other
  • Among Cuban-American voters, Trump holds a 71% to 23% lead over Biden
  • Biden holds a 66% to 23% lead with Puerto Rican voters
  • 55% of Latino voters say it is too soon to re-open schools and businesses, while 37% say it is time to re-open
  • When Latinos were asked if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, if they believed they would lose their health insurance, 78% said “no” and 14% responded “yes” while 8% said they were not sure

Click here for the full Florida poll results: https://media.telemundo51.com/2020/10/FLHispanicVoterPollResults1020.pdf

NEVADA

  • Biden leads Trump 62% to 29% among Latino voters in Nevada; 7% are undecided, 2% chose other
  • Biden holds a 65% to 25% lead among Latino female voters and a 58% to 34% advantage among male voters
  • In Clark County, Biden leads 64% to 27% among Latino voters
  • 63% of Latino voters in Nevada say it is too soon to re-open schools and businesses; 30% say it is time
  • When voters were asked if they would likely face eviction when the Nevada rent moratorium ends, 86% said “no” and 9% said “yes”

Click here for the full Nevada poll results: https://media.telemundolasvegas.com/2020/10/NVHispanicVoterPollResults1020.pdf

TEXAS

  • Biden holds a 58% to 34% lead over Trump among Latino voters in Texas, 7% are undecided, 1% chose other
  • Biden leads among female Latino voters in Texas 63% to 27% and holds a 52% to 42% advantage among male voters
  • Among voters under the age of 50, Biden leads 62% to 31%
  • 66% of Latino voters in Texas say they believe it is too soon to re-open schools and businesses versus 28% who say it is time
  • When asked how Texas should respond if there is a serious second wave of coronavirus cases, 22% said the state should completely close down businesses and public places, 40% said the state should partially close and 32% said it should keep them open and emphasize the importance of taking precautions. 6% said they were not sure

Click here for the full Texas poll results: https://media.telemundohouston.com/2020/10/TXHispanicVoterPollResults1020.pdf

The polls were conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy and have a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percentage points. The Arizona poll was conducted from Oct. 23 through Oct. 27. The Florida, Nevada and Texas polls were conducted from Oct. 23 through Oct. 26. In each state, a total of 500 registered Hispanic voters were interviewed. Those interviewed were randomly selected from phone-matched voter registration lists in each state that included both land-line and cell phone numbers. All of those interviewed indicated they were likely to vote in the November election.

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

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